New Jersey State Police and Port Authority officers prevented possible tragedy when a car was spotted going in the wrong direction on Route 78. Multiple motorists reported the incident, which resulted in the arrest of a New York resident. The incident happened near Newark International Airport just before daylight on April 8th.
A 33-year-old woman was taken into custody by New Jersey police during the early morning hours of Feb. 23. At about 1:04 a.m., police spotted a Buick LeSabre drive past them on Route 202/206 north at the Verizon Switching station. A traffic stop was conducted after authorities noted that she didn't signal properly and that her vehicle had tinted windows.
New Jersey residents who follow the New York Jets may be alarmed to learn that one of the team's players was recently cited for DWI after driving the wrong way in the Lincoln Tunnel. Dylan Donahue, a 2017 fifth-round pick who just completed his rookie season, was charged with DWI and reckless driving while his passenger was charged with disorderly conduct.
New Jersey residents and others may know that April 20 is treated like a holiday for those who enjoy marijuana. The trend began in 1992 when it was mentioned in a magazine called High Times. Researchers used data from 1992 to 2016 to compare traffic fatality rates on that date compared to dates a week before and a week after. The research revealed that there was a slight increase in fatal car crashes on American roads on April 20.
Numerous New Jersey town authorities have reported their plans to have additional DWI patrols out during the Super Bowl on Feb. 4. The police departments involved in beefing up their patrols include Hazlet, Atlantic Highlands, Keansburg, Highlands, Matawan, Union Beach and a variety of other towns in the area.