A recent news story shares the story of an individual who stands accused of failing to drive safely. The New Jersey man was allegedly failing to stay on his side of the road when he was stopped by police. An investigation by the authorities led them to charge the individual with DWI.
An incident in which a car struck a building on New Year's Day is being investigated by local authorities. New Jersey police responded to a call stating that a vehicle struck a building, and that the driver was attempting to leave the scene. One man, a former Congressional candidate, has been arrested and charged with DWI following the incident.
A woman leaving her driveway managed to get herself into some serious legal trouble, a recent news story reports. The New Jersey resident was involved in an auto accident and was arrested by authorities for DWI charges. More details about the incident were revealed in an online version of the New Jersey Herald.
New Jersey police officers rely heavily on Breathalyzer test results when making drunk driving arrests. Breathalyzers are typically thought of as accurate testing devices that produce infallible results, but this is far from the truth. As many as 20,000 drivers facing DWI charges could soon face just relief after a Breathalyzer scandal rocked the state.
A man has recently been charged with several crimes after an incident in the Holland Tunnel. The New Jersey man allegedly drove drunk through the tunnel and almost struck several cars. He was arrested on DWI charges. It is likely the man is contemplating his options for defending himself against these charges. Since he is innocent until proved guilty, it will be on the state to prove the case against him.
The law should ensure that lawbreakers receive needed penalties without negatively impacting the rest of their lives and providing them with the opportunity to function as upstanding members of society. This allows a person convicted of a crime the chance to turn things around while still paying back the debt to society. First-time DWI offenders may soon be able to complete a diversion program in New Jersey, if momentum grows for changing current law.
A rookie police officer found herself on the wrong end of a police chase and faced numerous charges. The officer was apprehended and charged following a DWI arrest. The New Jersey police department in Scotch Plains has finally agreed to release video of the incident, as revealed by a recent news story.
Have you or has someone you know been arrested for and charged with a drunk driving offense in New Jersey? If so, you or your friend may have been asked to perform certain actions or have certain abilities tested by law enforcement officers after you were stopped but before you were arrested. Commonly referred to as field sobriety tests, these tests do not have the ability to prove that you are intoxicated or even to determine a level of intoxication. They are instead used to give enough substance to the potential that you may be intoxicated so as to support an officer legally placing you under arrest.
With the Fourth of July holiday just around the corner, New Jersey residents are likely putting the finishing touches on their holiday weekend plans. Whether staying close to home or travelling away over the long weekend, it might be wise for those plans to include options on how to avoid driving after consuming alcohol. A single drunk driving arrest can wreck havoc on a driver's life even if a conviction is not ultimately achieved in the case.
The recent arrest of famed golfer Tiger Woods has shined a spotlight on a problem that is on the rise in New Jersey and across the nation. More and more drivers are getting behind the wheel while under the influence of drugs, and it is a significant public safety hazard.