Red Bank Police will man a DWI spot-check on Newman Springs Road beginning at 11p tonight, the department says in a press release.

The sobriety checkpoint will stay up until 3a.

Extra patrols will also be on the lookout for drunk drivers as part of an end-of-summer two-week crackdown announced last week by state Attorney General Anne Milgram.

The effort is part of a national push dubbed “Over the Limit, Under Arrest” in which the state provided $5,000 grants to 186 New Jersey municipalities to be on the lookout for any driver who might have a blood-alcohol concentration of .08 percent or higher.

In addition to Red Bank, 14 other Monmouth County towns received the grants, including Middletown and Holmdel, according to a list issued by the AG’s office last week.

Alcohol-related fatalities in New Jersey rose 21 percent from 2005, even as the number of such deaths declined nationally, according to data released this month by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

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