Stats Released From St. Patrick’s Day Parade Traffic Enforcement Detail

The Ocean County Prosecutor's Office (Photo by Jason Allentoff)

SEASIDE HEIGHTS – Ocean County Prosecutor Joseph D. Coronato announced that the Ocean County law enforcement Route 35/37 traffic enforcement detail for March 11 produced an impressive outcome as a result of increased traffic activity during the Seaside Heights St. Patrick’s Day parade.

The most significant enforcement statistics included four Driving Under the Influence arrests, 38 Summons for various Moving Violations, three Drug/CDS related offenses, three Warrant arrests and six fight/disorderly/assault responses.

The detail perimeters included State Highway 35 from Seaside Park Borough to Point Pleasant Beach and State Highway 37 from Seaside Heights to Manchester Township. The detail involved 11 municipal jurisdictions that run through Route 35 and Route 37 in Ocean County. This initiative was a proactive effort to prevent accidents and address traffic violations following the Seaside Heights Saint Patrick’s Day parade.

Detail patrols were instructed to strictly and aggressively enforce NJ motor vehicle statutes that are common contributory causes of crashes. These causes include, but are not limited to, driving while under the influence, aggressive driving, improper/unsafe turning, failing to yield, failing to keep right, improper passing, inattentive driving, disregard of traffic signals, excessive speed, following too closely and various commercial carrier violations such as overweight, equipment maintenance and inadequate brake pressure.