Police checkpoints for drunk driving frequently take place after local shows in areas when various venues empty their seats. This has been precipitated by a mad rush after the end of a concert at PNC Bank Arts Center in Holmdel. Jersey state troopers have been arranging for the checkpoints primarily for vehicles leaving the events at the PNC Bank Arts Center.
A Bergen county police officer was listed in critical condition after his car was rear-ended by a drunk driver on Route 46. The collision caused more than a six-hour delay on the busy public highway.
A tragic accident on New Jersey Route 1 has claimed the life of a beloved New Jersey community leader. The 67-year old Princeton resident was traveling in his 2013 Lexus on Route 1 near Harrison Street. His wife was a passenger in the vehicle. His car smashed into the back end of a 2011 BMW driven by a man, also a resident of Princeton. The accident was caused by the impact of 2010 Mack Truck going northbound on Route 1. The operator of the truck rear-ended the decedent's car, which was then pushed into the BMW.
In New Jersey, drunk driving is a serious crime, much like in any other state. If you're charged with driving under the influence, you could be at risk of losing your job, license or even freedom if you're placed in jail or prison. If you follow the local news, you may have heard about a man who allegedly left a trail of damage behind him while he was driving drunk.