Losing a child in a car crash is one of the hardest things a parent can face; the emotional anguish is likely to be compounded if the parent was behind the wheel at the time of the tragic accident. A recent study shows that the majority of children under 15 who are killed in drunk driving accidents are riding in a car with a drunk driver at the time of the crash.
According to the Foundation for Advancing Alcohol Responsibility, there were over 25,000 DUI arrests in New Jersey in 2012. The best strategy for avoiding arrest and the subsequent serious consequences for DUI may be simply not to drink and drive.
A New Jersey man was recently charged with drunk driving. This was the third time in less than seven days that the 46-year-old man was taken into custody by police for allegedly driving under the influence, according to a news report. The most recent occurrence ended when the man, who, while attempting to evade the police, reportedly crashed into a fire hydrant. There were no injuries reported in this one-car accident.
There are many circumstances that can lead to an arrest for driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs in New Jersey, some more unusual than others. An unusual situation is exactly what happened recently to three friends who all are now facing DUI charges. Last month, a 34-year-old woman was pulled over by authorities for allegedly swerving. During the traffic stop, authorities purportedly conducted field sobriety tests, which they say the woman failed, resulting in the arrest. It is unclear what tests were performed, or whether a Breathalyzer test or blood draw was collected.
A 36-year-old Toms River, New Jersey, man has been charged with aggravated assault on an officer after allegedly dragging a police officer for about 250 feet while fleeing a traffic stop. The officer had pulled the man over on suspicion of drunk driving, according to reports from the scene.