PRESS RELEASE-OCEAN COUNTY PROSECUTOR’S OFFICE ANNOUNCES RESULTS OF DECEMBER 2019
IMPAIRED DRIVING PREVENTION PATROLS
Ocean County Prosecutor Bradley D. Billhimer announced today the results of a month long series of Impaired Driving Prevention Patrols conducted throughout Ocean County during the month of December 2019. The Ocean County Prosecutor’s Office Major Crime Unit and Vehicular Homicide Unit, with the assistance of sixty-seven local law enforcement officers, conducted sixteen multi-jurisdictional Impaired Driving Prevention Patrols in Barnegat Township, Berkeley Township, Brick Township, Jackson Township, Lacey Township, Lakewood Township, Little Egg Harbor Township, Ocean Township, Borough of Point Pleasant Beach, Borough of Seaside Heights, Borough of South Toms River, Stafford Township and Toms River Township. Prosecutor Billhimer is proud to report:
639 Motor Vehicle Stops
198 Summonses Issued
4 Driving Under the Influence Arrests
7 Fugitive Apprehensions (including 1 Federal Fugitive)
7 Suspended Driver Arrests
2 Narcotics Arrests
Nationally, alcohol impaired fatalities make up more than one quarter of all crash fatalities. This number is especially high during the week between Christmas and New Year. December 2019 was National Impaired Driving Prevention Month.
“I would like to acknowledge the leadership of Captain Joseph Mitchell, Lt. Carlos Trujillo-Tovar and Sgt. John Steinhauer of the Ocean County Prosecutor’s Office Major Crime Unit and Vehicular Homicide Unit for coordinating these enforcement patrols. I am proud to report that Ocean County did not have a single fatal Driving Under the Influence crash during the month of December 2019. This is due in large part to the collaborative efforts of the Ocean County Prosecutor’s Office Major Crime Unit, Vehicular Homicide Unit and all participating local police departments,” Prosecutor Billhimer stated.