Police in New Jersey have reported that a 43-year-old man was taken into custody on suspicion of driving under the influence after crashing his vehicle on the evening of March 1. Police responded to the scene on Mountain Avenue in Hackettstown at approximately 7:49 p.m. The Independence Township resident was released after being charged with reckless driving, careless driving and driving while intoxicated.
A tip that was given to police from an anonymous caller led to a 66-year-old New Jersey woman's drunk driving charges on Feb. 19. The caller reportedly told police that they witnessed a person driving erratically in Hopatcong at around 5:30 pm. According to the caller, the driver was swerving on Holiday Drive before pulling into the parking lot of the Liquor Factory.
The Riverdale Police Department reported that officers detained a man who was dressed like an elf on suspicion of DWI on Dec. 19. The incident leading to the man's detention reportedly occurred around 3:30 a.m.
The mayor of Lambertville, David M. DelVecchio, was taken into custody for drunk driving in Burlington County on Nov. 9. He was pulled over around 1 a.m. on Route 130 in Mansfield.
When police come to the scene of an accident, they investigate and press charges if they believe a crime was committed. If they believe intoxication may have caused the car accident or incident, there may cause for them to file a DWI charge. A recent car accident along a New Jersey roadway resulted in a DWI charge against a driver involved in a single vehicle accident.
There are all kinds of devices available to allegedly self-test an individual's level of intoxication. Everything from mobile applications to track eye movement through more complex options like breath testing devices that cost upwards of $300 are available for consumers in New Jersey and the rest of the nation. According to one report, this market yielded over $280 million in sales in 2011, and that figure is only expected in to increase.