Police say that they discovered a 48-year-old female driver was under the influence of alcohol after responding to a car about a disabled vehicle. When police arrived at the scene on Mountain Road in Pohatcong Township, they noticed that a distinct odor of alcohol was coming from the woman's breath. The driver was asked to take field sobriety tests, which she reportedly did poorly on.
Police in New Jersey took a man into custody after a Feb. 4 car accident that they believed resulted from drunk driving. After the man was treated at a hospital, officers charged him with DWI and several moving violations.
A DWI crash in New Jersey left one Camden man dead and another charged with causing the death of a pedestrian in an incident that happened in October 2014. A Camden County prosecutor's office representative said the defendant posted bail after he was taken into custody.
According to authorities, a 23-year-old man from Cedar Grove who allegedly passed out in his car in a Riverdale store parking lot on Route 23 was taken into custody on Dec. 19. The Riverdale Police Department was dispatched to the store after receiving a report of a suspicious vehicle around 3:30 a.m.
The driver of a car that struck another vehicle on Route 34 near Interstate 195 in Wall Township was driving drunk, according to authorities. The driver, a 47-year-old woman from Atlantic Highlands, was released from custody after being charged with DWI and assault by auto. The driver of the vehicle she hit suffered minor injuries for which they received treatment at Jersey Shore Medical Center in Neptune.
The New Jersey State Police claim that a 24-year-old man was driving drunk when he was involved in a fatal collision in the early hours of Oct. 19. The North Plainfield resident has been charged with death by auto and DWI according to a representative of the Middlesex County Prosecutor's Office. The man's bail has been set at $250,000.
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.
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.
A 22-year-old man from Rutherford, New Jersey, is facing criminal charges in connection with an alleged drunk driving accident that killed a woman from Carlstadt. The young man is currently facing aggravated assault charges, along with drunk driving charges and a citation for reckless driving. Those accusations were upgraded because the accident occurred within 1,000 feet of a school. In addition, since the woman died, additional charges may be on their way.
A New Jersey driver is facing drunk driving charges in connection with a fatal accident that killed two men and seriously injured two other victims. The man is accused of vehicular homicide, aggravated assault by auto and a variety of other moving violations, including drunk driving. In addition, the man appeared to have been speeding at the time of the collision.