THE PORT AUTHORITY OF NY & NJ

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MEDIA ADVISORY - PORT AUTHORITY POLICE TO CONDUCT DWI CHECKPOINTS THIS WEEKEND

Date: May 29, 2009
Press Release Number: 66-2009

As drivers pack their cars and gear up for summer vacations, the Port Authority of NY & NJ remains committed to providing the safest crossings over the Hudson River.

Between the hours of 10:00 p.m. Friday, May 29 and 6:00 a.m. Saturday, May 30, the Port Authority Police Department will operate Driving While Intoxicated (DWI) checkpoints at the Holland and Lincoln Tunnels. Drivers will be subject to random inspection and police will also distribute literature on the dangers of drinking and driving.

The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey operates many of the busiest and most important transportation links in the region. They include John F. Kennedy International, Newark Liberty International, LaGuardia, Stewart International and Teterboro airports; AirTrain JFK and AirTrain Newark; the George Washington Bridge and Bus Station; the Lincoln and Holland tunnels; the three bridges between Staten Island and New Jersey; the PATH (Port Authority Trans-Hudson) rapid-transit system; Port Newark; the Elizabeth-Port Authority Marine Terminal; the Howland Hook Marine Terminal on Staten Island; the Brooklyn Piers/Red Hook Container Terminal; and the Port Authority Bus Terminal in midtown Manhattan. The agency also owns the 16-acre World Trade Center site in Lower Manhattan and is a partner in the Access to the Region's Core tunnel project.