LAMBERTVILLE: Two DUI summonses issued over weekend

Police say they’ll be on cracking down on drunken driving

   Lambertville police reported issuing two driving-while-intoxicated summonses on Saturday.
   Kristin Pucillo, 50, of Mendham, was charged with drinking while allegedly intoxicated after a motor vehicle stop.
   Sgt. Robert Brown stopped Ms. Pucillo on Route 179 for reportedly failing to maintain her lane at 12:40 a.m.
   Ms. Pucillo was allegedly determined to be under the influence of alcohol and subsequently arrested. She was also charged with reckless driving and failure to maintain lane. She was released with a pending court date.
   Timothy Dulac, 53, of Yardley, Pennsylvania, was arrested for DUI.
   Sgt. Robert Brown stopped Mr. Dulac on Route 29 at 11:20 p.m. for alleged erratic driving. Police determined Mr. Dulac to be under the influence of alcohol and arrested him and also charged reckless driving and failure to maintain a lane. He was released with a pending court date.
   Police also said Jason Weiland, 42, of Old Bridge, was arrested on a pending warrant on Friday.
   Mr. Weiland was arrested by Sgt. Robert Brown on Jefferson Street at 2:15 a.m. after a check of the vehicle’s registration revealed the warrant, issued by Hillsborough, for failure to appear on traffic charges. Mr. Weiland was released after posting $130 bail.
   Police remind that suspects are considered innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.
   DUI crackdown begins Dec. 6
   City law enforcement officials will be cracking down on drunk drivers as part of the 2013 “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over Year End Holiday Statewide Campaign.”
   Beginning Dec. 6 and running through Jan. 2, 2014 local and state law enforcement officials will conduct saturation patrols and sobriety checkpoints looking for motorists who may be driving while intoxicated.
   A concentrated effort, the campaign helps to raise awareness about the dangers of drinking and driving through high-visibility enforcement and public education tools.
   This is a critical law enforcement program that can save lives during a time of year when impaired driving traditionally increases by nearly 10 percent. This initiative brings attention to the serious consequences of drunk driving and the grave danger those who choose to drink and drive pose to all who share the road with them.
   Law enforcement agencies participating in the crackdown offer the following advice:
   — Take mass transit, a taxicab, or ask a sober friend to drive you home.
   — Spend the night where the activity is held.
   — Report impaired drivers to law enforcement. In New Jersey, drivers may dial #77 on their cell phones to report a drunk driver.
   — Always buckle-up, every ride. It’s your best defense against an impaired driver.
   — If you’re intoxicated and traveling on foot, the safest way to get home is to take a cab or have a sober friend or family member drive or escort you to your doorstep.