State Police increase patrols in county for holiday weekend

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WEST TRENTON – Cape May County will see an increase in State Police roving patrols this weekend, with four extra details of troopers patrolling the area, an officer said Thursday.

Statewide, more than 100 additional troopers will patrol state and local roads.

“We have four extra details down in the southern area of the state,” said Sgt. 1st Class Gregory Williams.

“They’re specialized DWI details, and they'll be watching for drunk and aggressive drivers,” Williams said.

The officer said troopers will pay special attention to Woodbine, Port Norris, and Routes 55, 47, 347, 9 and 50, he said.

Woodbine, Dennis Township and Upper Township rely on State Troopers for their police coverage.

According to a press release, the holiday program will run from Friday, July 4 to Sunday, July 6 with troopers looking for people not wearing their seatbelts, cell phone usage, aggressive driving, speeding, and DWI.

Additionally, troopers assigned to the detail, as well as the normally scheduled patrols, will look for signs of fatigued driving.  People who drive fatigued exhibit signs that are similar to those who drive impaired.

“This program is designed to reduce crashes and crash-related fatalities,” said Lt. Col. Edward Cetnar, deputy superintendent.

“We want everyone to get to and from their destination safely and to enjoy the holiday weekend with their friends and families.”


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