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Man facing DUI charges after hitting parked cars

A man in New Jersey says that he got distracted behind the wheel, causing his 2002 Chevrolet Silverado to slam into a number of parked cars. The police, however, claim he was intoxicated at the time. He has been arrested and is now facing DUI charges. He has also been charged with reckless driving.

The man is from Bayville, but the accident happened in Holiday City. Police got a call about an accident on Western Boulevard. When they arrived at the scene, the pickup truck was parked on the street. They say that it had body damage, though no injuries were reported.

New Jersey DWI: Basic facts you should know

Whether planning a trip to Ocean City or a special night out on the town in one of Atlantic City's casinos, New Jersey has a lot to offer residents and tourists, especially during summer. Like all other states, there are laws here that govern your use of alcohol or medication in relation to operating a motor vehicle. The last thing you need in the middle of summer break is to face DWI charges in court.  

Just because a police officer arrests you on suspicion of DWI doesn't necessarily mean the court will convict you. A lot can happen between the moment of your arrest and final adjudication. In fact, you may know someone whose DWI case never even made it to trial because the court ruled there was insufficient evidence to charge him or her. A key factor in avoiding DWI conviction is knowing your rights and how to protect them

Misleading statements could count as securities fraud

Companies that are publicly traded must be honest about their performance so that investors can make informed decisions.

For instance, perhaps your company was projected to earn $100 million during a financial quarter. You missed the mark by $30 million. You opted to tell the public that you were doing really well and were even 10 percent over your projections.

How often do college students use drugs and alcohol?

Watch any movie about college in America, and you will likely see a fair amount of drug and alcohol use. They just seem to go hand-in-hand. But how accurate are those portrayals? How often do college students actually partake in illegal drinking and drug use?

According to one study, it does happen a lot. That study claimed that one out of five students (20 percent) had used illicit drugs when asked during a survey, and that was just in the last 30 days. That means the true percentage is likely higher when considering any use at all during college.

College promotes a heavy drinking culture

When asked why they cannot crack down on underage drinking by college students, many officials note that it's the college culture that is the problem. Some have called abusing alcohol a "time-honored tradition."

It happens everywhere in the United States. Many college students do not just want to relax and have a drink or two. They want to binge drink and party. They may feel like their peers expect them to do so. It's ingrained in American culture that this is what college is supposed to be like and this is what students are supposed to do if they want to enjoy it.

Juvenile crimes happen because kids are bored

Juvenile crimes happen for a variety of reasons, but one of the main ones is very simple: Young people are just bored. They do not have anything to do -- especially during the summer months, when they're not in school -- and so they wind up getting involved in criminal activity.

These crimes can have a huge impact on a young person's life. They can change college and career aspirations. That's a large price to pay for simply being bored.

Side effects of heroin use could include criminal charges

Unfortunately, drug addiction is not a rarity. Many people in New Jersey struggle with addiction to serious substances, such as heroin. Though substance abuse issues remain common, people often struggle to receive the help they need to address their addiction. If you face such a problem, you may want to get your life in order but the grip of the drug will not let you go.

Even if you want to seek help, you may not understand how to go about doing so. As a result, you may continue to struggle with serious health issues relating to your substance abuse problem. In addition to the side effects of the heroin itself, you could also end up facing criminal allegations if police consider you in possession of the drug.

Is bullying illegal in New Jersey?

Bullying among children and young people has been a problem forever. Parents often spend time trying to teach their children how to stand up to bullies and deal with these issues at school.

Since bullying has become increasingly common, states have started taking a bit stronger stance against it. It's no longer an accepted part of growing up. In New Jersey, anti-bullying laws make it illegal.

Bribes can involve more than just money

When most people think of bribery, they assume that it is very straightforward. They imagine someone giving a politician an envelope full of money in exchange for a favorable vote, for instance.

These types of things do happen, but it is important to remember that bribery can go far beyond that. Other items that may be offered include:

  • Real estate property
  • Various physical goods
  • Future services
  • Privileges
  • Favors

Dump truck driver faces DUI charges

A dump truck driver from New Jersey was recently arrested in Pennsylvania. Police claim that he was under the influence of alcohol while he was driving his truck, and that caused him to lose control and crash the vehicle.

The accident happened at about 9:30 on a Monday morning, in Northampton County. The driver, who is 38 years old, had already gotten a full load of asphalt and was driving down Raubsville Road. That is where the truck left the pavement and slammed into a tree.

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