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.
A New Jersey woman was charged with driving while intoxicated after she left a liquor store in Hopatcong on Feb. 19. The incident occurred around 5:30 p.m on Holiday Drive following a 911 call.
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.
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.
The former mayor of a New Jersey town has pleaded not guilty to drunk driving charges in connection with a May arrest. The man was apprehended on the Garden State Parkway on May 13, according to official records.
Wrong-way car accidents are among the most common and deadly hazards on our nation's highways today. People involved in wrong-way collisions are less likely to survive this type of accident than almost any other, which is why police officers are cracking down on violators. Most people who are accused of these violations are either confused elderly drivers or drivers suspected of DUI, according to expert reports.
Many New Jersey residents might have assumed one man would have been on the other side of recent drunk driving charges. A 33-year-old New Jersey State Trooper, who hails from Spring Lake Heights, New Jersey, was instead on the receiving end of these charges after allegedly driving while intoxicated and causing an accident. Luckily, no one was injured in the ordeal.
New Jersey lawmakers are considering a bill that would require motorists convicted of drunken driving to install an ignition-locking device that measures alcohol on their breath. The device works similar to a Breathalyzer. Drivers must blow into a tube before they start their car, and if alcohol is detected, the vehicle will not start.
The Appellate Division of the State Superior Court recently held that a trial judge in Cape May County must reconsider a 30 year prison sentence he imposed on a drunk driver who caused a crash that resulted in the death of another vehicle's driver and seriously injured the passengers in that vehicle.
In State v. Bernokeits, the Appellate Division of the Superior Court of New Jersey upheld a lower court ruling that field sobriety testing requires only a reasonable, articulable suspicion of driving while intoxicated ("DWI"), not probable cause.