OCEAN COUNTY – During the month of December 2019, the Ocean County Prosecutor’s Office conducted a series of Impaired Driving Prevention Patrols for National Impaired Driving Prevention Month.
The Ocean County Prosecutor’s Office Major Crime Unit and Vehicular Homicide Unit, with the assistance of 67 local law enforcement officers, conducted 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.
Ocean County Prosecutor Bradley D. Billhimer announced the results on Jan. 16:
- 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
“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.