The penalties for driving drunk in New Jersey can be severe, and those who have already been convicted of driving while intoxicated or permitting DWI on two prior occasions face particularly harsh sanctions for a third offense. However, the court will treat the third offense as if it was a second offense as far as sentencing is concerned if the second offense occurred ten or more years previously.
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.
A New Jersey man accused of driving while intoxicated was taken into police custody on Nov. 3. The incident occurred after the authorities allegedly observed the man attempting to make a right-hand turn, only to end up in the oncoming lanes of Center Street in Garwood.
New Jersey law provides for some rather severe penalties for those convicted of DUI, even if the person is a first-time offender in that area. It is important for many people to understand the potential consequences they face if they drive while under the influence of alcohol or drugs.
Someone who has been accused of DUI in New Jersey may face a variety of penalties, including license suspension and imprisonment. The precise penalties the accused can expect to face typically vary with respect to the individual circumstances of the case. A defendant's history of past DUI offenses, where he or she was driving at the time of being taken into custody and how the initial investigation was conducted can all play a substantial role in penalty imposition.
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.
Any kind of accident or altercation can lead to criminal charges if the police become involved. When the police are called to a scene and believe there may be a drunk driving incident in progress, the suspect can face any number of consequences. A recent incident in New Jersey is gaining attention because an on-duty nanny was involved in an accident that ended in a DUI charge being filed.
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.
A New Jersey man has been arrested and charged with DUI after allegedly driving to his child’s school and trying to pick him up while inebriated. The incident occurred on a recent Tuesday afternoon in Chatham. Police arrived at the school at approximately 1:30 p.m. following a call from the principal of the school, who told authorities that the father appeared to be drunk. The man must now answer the DUI charge in court.
New Jersey authorities allege that a man who ran his vehicle into a police car was drunk. Police further indicate that the struck officer was injured in the incident. The crash occurred earlier in 2014, but it was not until Monday that the driver turned himself into authorities after being charged with drunk driving, reckless driving and assault by auto.