The Warren Township police department will be participating in the Somerset County-wide crackdown of "Fans Don't Let Fans Drive Drunk, starting this Thursday and running through Feb. 3, the day following "Super Bowl Sunday."
The police department said the initiative in Warren will focus on enforcement of impaired driving laws, and education.
"While participating in the annual initiative, police officers will be looking for motorists who may be driving while intoxicated," police said in a release on Monday.
The department, as part of the county program, is hoping to discourage the public from impaired driving through high-visibility enforcement of anti-driving under the influence laws, police said.
Funds for the added patrol enforcement will be covered by the township's drunken driving enforcement fund, said Lt. Herbert Hentschel.
Somerset County's law enforcement agencies participating in the event offer the following advice:
— If you plan to drink, designate a driver, someone who will not drink alcohol, before going out.
— Take mass transit, a taxi or ask a sober friend to drive you home.
— Spend the night where the event is held.
— Report impaired drivers to law enforcement.
— Always buckle up, regardless seating position a vehicle. Buckling up is the best defense against an impaired driver, according to the county campaign.