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Super Bowl XLVIII revelers will be subject to ‘Sobriety Blitz’

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According to today’s news report by, the New Jersey radio station stated that several New Jersey towns will receive extra funding to crackdown on drunk driving, prior to, during and after Super Bowl XLVIII.

As announced by Acting Attorney General John Hoffman, several N.J. police departments and law enforcement agencies in close proximity to East Rutherford, location of MetLife Stadium, home of this year’s Super Bowl XLVIII, will each receive $4,000 in extra funding for a multi-agency enforcement effort termed “The Sobriety Blitz.” This year’s Super Bowl will pit the NFC Seattle Seahawks against the AFC Denver Broncos, with headliner Bruno Mars providing the half-time entertainment.

The State of New Jersey’s Division of Highway Traffic Safety has made $4,000 available to 21 communities, enabling them to increase saturation patrols and sobriety checkpoints from January 28 to February 4 and it is posted on their website for all to see.

The departments that are receiving the funding are:

  • Belleville
  • Bloomfield
  • Clifton
  • East Brunswick
  • Elmwood Park
  • Essex County Sheriff’s Department
  • Fort Lee
  • Garfield
  • Jersey City
  • Kearny
  • Linden
  • Lyndhurst
  • Montclair
  • North Bergen
  • Passaic
  • Ridgefield Park
  • Roselle
  • Rutherford
  • Springfield
  • Teaneck
  • Woodbridge

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