A popular New York physician once hailed for bringing better healthcare to impoverished Latino populations is facing drug charges in connection with an alleged smuggling ring for Oxycodone. The doctor is accused of selling prescriptions to as many as 100 people on a regular basis, according to official reports. Authorities said the man may have netted as much as $10 million in connection with the alleged distribution efforts.
A 55-year-old man who crashed his vehicle into a Dunkin' Donuts in Jersey City in August was formally charged with drunk driving earlier this week. The man, who requires an interpreter to communicate with court officials, admitted that he was suffering from an out-of-control addiction, telling authorities that he was very sick.
The five-member National Transportation Safety Board announced this week that it would like all states to pass DUI laws like the one in New Jersey. That is to say, New Jersey and 16 other states currently have laws requiring convicted DUI offenders -- even first-time drunk drivers -- to install ignition interlock devices on their cars.
A local Mansfield Township driver has been arrested after a head-on collision in Hackettstown earlier this month, according to authorities. The man, age 28, reportedly was drunk when the collision occurred. He faces DUI charges in connection with the car accident.
Jersey City police say they have apprehended a woman accused of slashing her neighbor after an argument about football. The 31-year-old woman faces several felony charges in connection with the incident, according to authorities. She is currently in custody under a $35,000 bail.
The mother of a 9-year-old girl who was allegedly bullied at school is facing assault charges after being accused of confronting the boy who had been causing the trouble. The woman, age 28, is accused of boarding a school bus along with her 51-year-old mother in an attempt to intimidate the child into behaving. The conflict reportedly escalated after the women began yelling at the boy.
A woman and her mother are accused of felonies resulting in the theft of approximately $565,000 from two New Jersey school districts. Authorities claim that they falsely authorized payments from district funds to bus companies which did not exist. The 39-year-old woman worked as a supervisor and transportation manager for the Hazlet and Piscataway school districts.
A man is facing trial for an Ocean County boating accident in which an occupant in one of the two boats involved was killed. He denies the accusation and is mounting a strong criminal defense. The incident occurred over four years ago on Aug. 3, 2008.
A New Jersey educator, who was named the Essex County "Teacher of the Year" in 2011, has been accused of having an inappropriate sexual relationship with a student.
Two New Jersey men face weapons charges after police allegedly seized two rifles and a shotgun from the trunk of one of their vehicles. The two men, 44 and 26, were allegedly observed by police looking at guns in the trunk of a car earlier in the month. Both defendants denied the charges but remain in police custody, unable to make bail.