See list below of YDYDYL
Grantees - 2006 Summer Crackdown
Pittsgrove Township) - As law enforcement
in New Jersey gets ready for the second
full week of the ‘You Drink and Drive.
You Lose’ (YDYDYL) crackdown, a press
conference was held this morning in Salem
County to call renewed attention to the
mobilization, and its critical importance
to residents of the state. Of 373 police
agencies in the Garden State, 311 are participating
in the campaign with 62 departments using
Division grants (grantees
list included below).
this kind of law enforcement involvement,
violators are more likely than ever to be
pulled over and arrested for DWI”,
said Division Director Roberto Rodriguez.
“With the national trend in DWI fatalities
edging downward, New Jersey’s alcohol-related
fatalities slightly increased last year.
This is something we cannot and will not
tolerate. Impaired driving is a crime and
is being strongly dealt with by the Division
through education and enforcement.
In 2005 there were 254 alcohol-related fatalities
in New Jersey, or 34 percent of all 748
traffic fatalities, according to the National
Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA).
That compares to 31 percent in 2004. Last
year, law enforcement made 1,583 DWI arrests
among the 50,665 summonses issued for all
moving and non-moving violations during
the 2005 YDYDYL summer campaign.
Closely linked with ‘YDYDYL’
is the Hero Campaign for Designated Drivers
and John’s Law. In July of 2000, Ensign
John R. Elliott and his girlfriend were
traveling home to Egg Harbor Township from
the Naval Academy in Annapolis, Maryland.
A drunk driver who had been arrested just
three hours earlier, crossed the center
line and struck Elliot’s car head
on. Both John Elliott and the offending
driver lost their lives. This led to the
creation of the Hero Campaign for Designated
Drivers by William Elliott, John’s
father. He was also a force behind John’s
Law, requiring police to impound a DWI violator’s
vehicle for up to 12-hours.
A re-dedication of Ensign John Elliot’s
Memorial was held at this morning’s
event. The Memorial, on Route 40 in Upper
Pittsgrove Township in Salem County, marks
the spot where the fatal crash occurred.
It had been previously damaged and is now
The summer DWI crackdown began on August
18th and will continue through Labor Day,
September 4th. Remember, If You Drink and
Drive. You Lose.
of YDYDYL Grantees - 2006 Summer Crackdown
E. Rutherford PD
N. Arlington PD
Ridgefield Park PD
Bordentown Twp PD
Burlington City PD
Mt. Holly PD
Mt. Laurel PD
Dela. River Port Authority
Gloucester City PD
Mt. Ephriam PD
Lower Twp PD
Middle Twp PD
N. Wildwood PD
Vineland City PD
Clinton Twp PD
Boonton Twp PD
Long Hill PD
Washington Twp PD
Harvey Cedars PD
Ocean Gate PD
N. Haledon PD
Pompton Lakes PD
W. Paterson PD
Franklin Twp PD
Franklin Boro PD
Berkeley Hts PD
Union Twp PD