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2 DWI's , 3 Drug Arrests Made During Caldwell Sobriety Checkpoint on Friday

Carolyne Volpe Curley

Wednesday, December 18, 2013 • 11:47pm

CALDWELL, NJ - Caldwell Police Chief James Bongiorno announced Wednesday that the police department conducted a DWI Sobriety Checkpoint, Friday, on Bloomfield Avenue during the hours of 10 p.m. to 3 a.m. During the operation, which was conducted by Sgt. Michael Pelligrino, patrol officers screened 280 vehicles. 

DWI Sobriety Checkpoint Screening Results
The following are the results of the checkpoint:
  • 12 Field Sobriety tests were conducted 
  • 2 Alcotest tests were performed 
  • 2 Arrests for Driving While Intoxicated were made
  • 3 Arrests for Drug Related Offenses were made 
  • 11 violations were issued

Bongiorno deemed the checkpoint a great success as there will now be two less drunk drivers on the road during the holiday season, as well as three less drug-impaired drivers. Bongiorno commended not only his police officers, but also the three Caldwell Auxiliary officers for their professionalism and commitment to help in the fight against drunk driving. The checkpoint was made possible through a grant from the New Jersey Division of Highway Traffic Safety

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