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
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
Cranford cops charged three men with crimes on New Year’s Day, per nj dot com. During a car stop, the cops found suspected cocaine and marijuana, and an alleged handgun, per the news. Consequently, the cops charged the driver and one friend with cocaine possession, marijuana possession under 50 grams, drug paraphernalia possession, and possession of a handgun. Additionally, they charged the driver with careless driving, driving with a suspended license, and CDS possession in a motor vehicle. Finally, they charged the third man with marijuana possession under 50 grams and drug paraphernalia possession.