Berkeley Township police officers arrested seven people during a DWI checkpoint on Saturday night, Sgt. Peter LaRocca said.
The checkpoint took place between 10 p.m. and 2 a.m. on Route 9 near the township's Recreation Center. It was done in cooperation with the Ocean County Prosecutor's Office, he said.
"It was actually very successful," LaRocca said.
Three people were arrested for drunk driving, one for possession of a controlled dangerous substance, and three for outstanding warrants, he said.
The names and addresses of those arrested were unavailable Sunday.
Police also impounded three cars, in accordance with John's Law and issued other motor vehicle violations, including three unregistered vehicles, LaRocca said.
Drug Recognition Experts (DRE’s) from the Toms
River Police Department and Manchester Police Department, Pinewald
Pioneer Fire Department, Berkeley Township Haz-Mat Unit and the Ocean
County Road Department also assisted in the checkpoint.
The checkpoint was the latest in a
continued proactive effort by the Berkeley Township Police Department
and the Ocean County Prosecutor's Office to curb drunk
driving and educate motorists of the consequences and penalties of
driving while intoxicated, he said.