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New Jersey charged after crash from driving while intoxicated

Whenever someone commits a driving infraction or a crime while operating a motor vehicle, any criminal charges pursued against that individual may be amplified if there was an accident involved. Reportedly, this was the case recently in New Jersey when a car accident occurred. The teacher who was behind the wheel was allegedly driving while intoxicated and struck a patrol car.

The accident occurred last April just before 2 a.m. as a police officer was stopped alongside another police officer’s car. The officer had reportedly stopped to help with a radio problem. As he was at that scene, a car came behind and rear-ended the car.

The driver was a teacher. He apparently already had a license suspension on his record for a prior conviction of operating while under the influence. The injured police officer suffered a fractured skull and required surgery. The teacher was charged with a number of crimes, including aggravated assault.

In New Jersey, anyone convicted of driving while intoxicated may face a number of legal consequences, including the loss of a driver’s license. The time without a driver’s license is typically increased if there are subsequent convictions related to driving while intoxicated. Anyone arrested for drunk driving in New Jersey may benefit by gaining an understanding of his legal rights and by focusing on the presentation of a meaningful defense. With such serious charges pending, it will be crucial to ensure that the man's legal rights are fully preserved while the defense team makes appropriate challenges to the evidence offered by prosecutors and fights for the best interests of the client.

Source: 7online.com, "New Jersey teacher who injured cop indicted in alleged drunk-driving crash", , Aug. 29, 2014

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