File Photo/From left, James Hammerstedt Jr. of Fabietti, Hale, Hammerstedt & Powers, Ventnor Police Chief Joe Fussner and HERO Campaign Founder Bill Elliott. Be a designated driver.

The Ventnor City Police Department plans to use DWI checkpoints this summer season to prevent motorists from driving while intoxicated.

The checkpoint will be funded by the Drunk Driving Enforcement Fund, which consists of fines levied against people found guilty in municipal court of driving while intoxicated. Additional funding for the checkpoints has been made available through the Atlantic County Prosecutor’s Office.
Additional officers from allied Atlantic County police departments and the Prosecutor’s Office will be assisting with the checkpoints.
The checkpoint will be set up in a high visibility area to give the impression of a greater risk to the intoxicated driver of being detected, which will hopefully discourage them from drinking and driving.
Officers who have conducted the checkpoints in previous years have reported that more people are using designated drivers. The checkpoint’s real success will be when no DWI arrests are made. The prevention of drunken driving is the main goal of DWI checkpoints.
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Nanette LoBiondo Galloway

Award winning journalist covering news, events and people of Atlantic County for more than 20 years.