MPD: Enhanced details working to reduce impaired driver crashes

Within a seven-day period, the Morristown community has suffered the loss of two young people due to vehicle crashes. In a press release issued August 22, the Morristown Police Department

“offer our condolences to their families and others that loved and will miss them.

It is common to see an increase in vehicle crashes during the summer months. The Morristown Police Department (MPD) has officers who are assigned to enhanced enforcement details in an effort to reduce vehicle crashes. However, enforcement can never replace personal responsibility.

Risky behaviors such as speeding, driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs, and texting while driving are often factors in fatal vehicle crashes.

The MPD asks that drivers take seriously the responsibility to operate vehicles safely to protect the lives of themselves and others.”