Ramapo police crack down on drunken driversPosted: Updated:
Ramapo police say drunken driving has become a common problem in the area, and they are planning to crack down even further on intoxicated drivers.
Five people have already been arrested this week for driving under the influence, according to police. Officials say there's been more than 400 DWI arrests in Rockland County since the end of June, and close to one-quarter of them were in Ramapo. Those numbers include people caught driving drunk or on drugs.
Statistics show numbers are already up from last year.
The Ramapo Police Department covers 68 square miles, but police say that Route 59, Route 202 and Route 45 is where they make the most DWI arrests.
"It's partially because of vehicular traffic and the amount of cars going on those main roads, and a lot of our road checks will occur on those roads,” says Sgt. Tommy Dolan, of the Ramapo Police Department.
With the holiday weekend approaching, police say they are setting up DUI checkpoints. Police say violators face fines, court costs and could even lose their license.