Northern New Jersey cities to use grant money put out Super Bowl checkpoints

The Sobriety Blitz will include 21 towns surrounding MetLife Stadium including East Rutherford, Clifton and Teaneck. (1/27/14)

HACKENSACK - Almost two dozen North Jersey cities will use grant money to keep the roads free from drunken drivers Super Bowl Sunday.

The Sobriety Blitz will include 21 towns surrounding MetLife Stadium including East Rutherford, Clifton and Teaneck.

Each town will use the $4,000 grant to hold sobriety checkpoints.

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"The Super Bowl has as many drunk driving arrests as New Year's Eve and New Year’s Day do," says acting New Jersey Attorney General John Hoffman, "because everyone is going to a party."

Hoffman says undercover teams are also working behind the scenes to combat prostitution and human trafficking that may arise around the game.

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