Hudson County authorities have charged a Nissan Titan operator with Driving While Intoxicated, per nj dot com. News reports claim North Bergen cops responded to the area of Tonnelle Avenue and 54th Street for a crash report. Authorities allege the crash occurred as the pickup truck travelled south on the four-lane road near 54th Street. Responding officers arrived to find four vehicles involved in a collision and six injured individuals, per the news. The Hudson County Regional Collision Investigation Unit and North Bergen cops claim the motorist struck a northbound Nissan Murano. Authorities also claim the Titan pushed the Murano into two other vehicles. The investigation is ongoing. This balance of this page will set forth the penalties for drunk driving in New Jersey.
Hoboken cops charged an electric scooter operator, and he is now facing, among other offenses, penalties for refusal to submit to breath test. One cop claimed he saw the gentleman appear unsteady and staggering while unlocking the scooter. After failing to stop the gentleman from boarding the scooter, however, the cop followed him in a cruiser.
The scooter travel up to 18 miles per hour, per the news. The cop saw the operator allegedly appear as if he was going to lose control of the scooter.
Later, the gentleman allegedly failed a field sobriety test. Furthermore, he refused to provide breath samples at the station. Consequently, the cops charged him with DWI, refusal to submit to breath test, and reckless driving.
If the cops in New Jersey ever charged you with failure to maintain motor vehicle liability insurance coverage, then read on. Indeed, on a recent Friday afternoon, a Morris County man drove into a grocery store. But he did not merely drive into the parking lot. Additionally, he did not merely drive into a drive-thru. Instead, he drove into the actual store. Furthermore, news reports claim he drove up the curb and into a brick wall that houses grocery carts in front of the store. The crash, however, did not cause any injuries to anyone. Moreover, cops claim they found heroin and drug paraphernalia in the vehicle. Read More
Recently Cedar Grove cops set up a DWI sobriety checkpoint in Essex County, New Jersey. During a six hour period, 1,450 vehicles passed through the area, per the news. But the cops did not arrest one driver for driving while intoxicated. I have to tell you, this warms the very cockels of my heart. This is especially heartwarming because officers conducted field sobriety tests on seven drivers who “exhibited signs of intoxication.” But they did not arrest anyone for DWI. And it’s as if Police Chief Joseph Cirasa read my mind. He claims this was a resounding success! With no arrests to show, he claims the goal was to deter. Read More
Hoboken cops recently charged five young adults with various drug offenses, per the news. Indeed, the charges include drug possession and drug possession with intent to distribute, per nj dot com. It all began when the cops saw an illegally parked car. Additionally, the cops claim the vehicle was registered to an individual with a suspended license. But the news report does not indicate what made the position of the car illegal. Furthermore, although the vehicle apparently moved, the news omits that detail. Instead, the news indicates the cops stopped the vehicle two blocks from the illegal parking spot. While approaching the vehicle, the cops allegedly saw a cloud of smoke exit from the window. And apparently it was the driver’s window, but the news is ambiguous about that too. Moreover, the cops allegedly detected a strong odor of burnt marijuana inside the vehicle. Read more
Cops in Floram Park arrested a New Jersey mother after a car crash, per the news. She had her two children in the car during the afternoon collision on Columbia Turnpike. The children were not injured, per the media. But one of the officers claims he found an empty bottle of wine in the driver’s side door. Additionally, he claims she had trouble staying awake while he spoke with her. Consequently, the cops charged the mother with cruelty and neglect of children, drunk driving, and DWI with a minor passenger. Furthermore, the cops charged her with failure to maintain motor vehicle liability insurance. Moreover, they charged her with reckless driving and careless driving. Read More
In addition to license suspension, financial penalties, community service, jail, and ignition interlock, New Jersey’s DWI statute requires Intoxicated Driver Resource Center (“IDRC”) attendance. Established within the New Jersey Division of Addiction Services, the Intoxicated Driving Program oversees and supervises Intoxicated Driver Resource Centers statewide. Coupled with other functions, each IDRC runs educational programs about alcohol, drugs, and highway safety. Indeed, each county must establish an Intoxicated Driver Resource Center on a county or regional basis, in cooperation with the Division of Alcohol and Drug Abuse and the New Jersey Motor Vehicle Commission. Additionally, each Intoxicated Driver Resource Center administrator must be a counselor certified by the Alcohol and Drug Counselor Certification Board of New Jersey, or other professional with a minimum of five years experience in the treatment of alcoholism. Read More