Salem Police to increase safety patrols

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The Salem Police Department will be continuing to address traffic and community safety with specialized patrols to target those who are Driving Under The Influence of Intoxicants.

SALEM (NJ): The overtime patrols shifts, funded by Oregon Impact, will continue to focus on the very dangerous issue of driving while impaired. In the month of December 2017, three officers worked on three of these focused patrols during the holiday period between December 22 and December 31, 2017, said officials with the Salem Police Department.

In a press release, officials say, the focused patrols resulted in 6 arrests for Driving Under the Influence of Intoxicants (DUII), and 2 assists to outside agencies for drug related DUII investigations. The specialized patrols also resulted in 1 citation for Minor in Possession of Alcohol, and issuing an additional 32 citations and warnings for other violations.

As an agency, Salem Police officers arrested 45 people for Driving Under the Influence of Intoxicants, and 8 for Minor in a Possession of Alcohol during the month of December. There were also 128 citations issued for driving while suspended, 77 for speeding and 1,026 citations and warnings for various other offenses.

The Salem Police Department and our partners such as Oregon Impact and the Department of Transportation are committed to keeping our community safe through traffic safety enforcement and education.