The Fairfield Police Department is participating in the “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” campaign. The department received $4,400 in federal grant money that is used for extra DUI patrols within its borders.

Alcohol played a role in 20 percent of New Jersey traffic fatalities in 2010 and Fairfield Police Deputy Chief Anthony Manna believes stopping intoxicated motorists saves lives.

“Every drunk driver we take off the road potentially is taking a bullet out of a gun,” he said.

The department allowed NJTV to ride along with the special patrol one night to see how it works.

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