As the countdown continues this New Year’s Eve, do you know the penalties for underage driving while intoxicated? Hoboken cops recently charged a 20-year-old with various motor vehicle offenses, including underage DWI. But news reports indicate the driver’s alcotest results were under the legal limit. Nevertheless, the motor vehicle offenses included underage DWI, reckless driving, possession of CDS in a motor vehicle, open alcoholic container in a motor vehicle, wrong way on a one way, and unlicensed driver. More serious offenses included hindering apprehension, possession of marijuana under 50 grams, possession of CDS Paraphernalia, providing false identification, and underage consumption of alcohol. Read More
If you have wondered “why hire a New Jersey DWI attorney” after the cops charged you with DWI1, Allowing DWI2, or Refusal3, then read on. Recently an allegedly intoxicated driver ran an officer off the road, per the news. While traveling west on Route 57, a Manfield police officer swerved to avoid an oncoming vehicle, per the news. Additionally, the oncoming car caused the officer to jump the curb. But news reports do not reveal what took place during the roadside investigation. Nevertheless, police claim the driver was under the influence of a controlled dangerous substance, per the news. Additionally, the cops charged the motorist with possession of heroin, possession of a hypodermic needle, reckless driving, failure to maintain lanes, driving under the influence, and several equipment violations, according to police. Read More
If you feel you have been unfairly charged with drunk driving, then read on. Police in Bayonne, New Jersey, recently charged a gentleman with drunk driving and other offenses. News reports indicate the cops saw the gentleman running red lights and driving erratically. Moreover, the cops claim they determined during the stop that he had been drinking. But the news did not disclose what the cops observed during the stop to form a belief about his intoxication. This matters! Despite this omission, however, the cops charged him with driving while intoxicated. Read More
If the cops in New Jersey charged you with DWI in a School Zone, then read on. Jersey City cops recently alleged that a man fled an accident and collided with about two dozen other vehicles before they arrested him. In addition, media reports indicate witnesses saw the motorist collide with seven vehicles. Furthermore, a tow truck operator claimed the incident involved 20 vehicles. The tow truck driver, whom the media neither identified nor qualified as a Drug Recognition Expert, claimed the driver was “high off something.” Nevertheless, the media quoted this lay witness as stating, “Like angel dust.” Police arrested the driver about one mile from the accident. Consequently, they charged him with DWI in a school zone. Additionally, they charged him with marijuana possession, DWI, reckless driving, and leaving the scene of an accident. Moreover, they charged him with careless driving and failure to report an accident. Read More
Police in Middletown, NJ, charged a motorist after he allegedly struck a teenage boy on Halloween night, per the news. The charges against the motorist include assault with a motor vehicle while under the influence, possession of less than 50 grams of marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia, driving while under the influence of intoxicating liquor/drugs, possession of a controlled dangerous substance in a motor vehicle, reckless driving, careless driving, failure to yield to a pedestrian, and failure to use headlamps. Unsurprisingly, however, the police have not disclosed whether the DUI is for driving under the influence of marijuana, alcohol, or another intoxicating substance. Read More
In November 2016, two New Jersey State Troopers found a gentleman asleep in the driver’s seat of a motor vehicle. Indeed, news reports indicate the police found the gentleman slouched over and sleeping. Meanwhile, the hazard lights blinked in the parked car on the shoulder of a highway in Teaneck. The gentleman woke up after about three minutes. And he allegedly activated the brake lights and the rear windshield wipers as the troopers asked him to turn off the car. Police also alleged the presence of a strong odor of alcohol when the gentleman opened the window. After ordering the gentleman to exit the vehicle, the troopers performed standardized field sobriety tests. Read More
An Elizabeth, NJ, cop recently admitted to causing the death of a motorcyclist while driving drunk last Halloween. The officer admitted in court to drinking at a bar in Roselle, NJ, before the crash, per the news. While operating his vehicle under the influence of alcohol, he caused a collision with the motorcycle. A police narrative alleges he left the accident scene after giving police his credentials, per nj dot com. Court documents further allege he prevented police from searching his vehicle, per the news.