Latest DWI/DUI Updates
By Evan Levow
January 31, 2017- Woman Hits Pedestrian While Driving Drunk
A New Jersey woman was recently charged with drunken driving after she hit a pedestrian with her car. Police stated that the 24-year-old woman struck a woman who was walking on the sidewalk with her mother and husband. The struck woman was pinned between the SUV that hit her and a fence. She was freed by emergency officials and transported to Jersey City Medical Center with a fractured right leg. The 24-year-old woman was charged with assault by auto, reckless driving, and driving while intoxicated.
December 14, 2016- Brick Man Charged With Drunk Driving By Point Pleasant Police
A man from Brick was recently arrested after he was involved in a two-vehicle crash. The 61-year-old man was charged with DUI, refusal to submit to breath samples, as well as reckless and careless driving. It should be noted that New Jersey is an “implied consent” state which means that by driving on NJ roads you have implicitly agreed to submit to breath testing if a police officer suspects you are driving while intoxicated.
November 25, 2016- Sparta Woman Arrested In Single-Car Crash
A Sparta woman was arrested after she had a single-car accident and was charged with driving her car under the influence of prescription drugs. The 52-year-old woman faced several charges including, being under the influence of prescription medication, driving while intoxicated, leaving the scene of an accident, not reporting an accident and careless driving. According to police officers, they suspected the woman was under the influence of drugs or alcohol when they approached her and conducted a series of field sobriety tests which she failed and was arrested.
October 27, 2016- Retired Police Chief Arrested With Nearly Triple Blood Alcohol Limit
A retired Scotch Plains, NJ Police Chief was recently arrested after he had a drunk driving crash. His blood alcohol content was found to be three times over the legal limit of 0.08, his was was 0.23 percent. The 51-year-old Police Chief crashed and veered off the road leading him to strike a pole that ended up splitting in half. He was charged with DUI, reckless driving, and failure to maintain a lane.
September 8, 2016- Terrible Parking Outside Lowe’s Leads To DWI Charges
In Mount Olive, a 31-year-old man’s bad parking job led to his arrest. The man’s parking was being observed by an Officer early Saturday morning on September 3, 2016, in the Lowe’s Home Improvement parking lot. When the officer went to talk to the man he smelled alcohol and quickly realized that the driver appeared to be impaired. The officer also noticed an open bottle of beer in the car as well as three blue bottles containing pills called Gabapentin. The driver was arrested for failing field sobriety tests and charged with DWI, reckless driving, being in possession of an open container of alcohol in a car and being in possession of a prescription drug.
August 23, 2016- N.J. Football Coach Arrested For DUI Crash Involving Parked Cars
A recently hired Harrison High School football coach who was scheduled to start on August 15th has been arrested for an alleged DUI crash. It has been stated that the coach drove a town van into a number of parked cars while he was under the influence of alcohol. Reports state that the coach was unsteady on his feet and was slurring his words when the police arrived on the scene of the accident. His blood alcohol level registered at 0.11 which is higher than the legal limit of 0.08. He has been suspended without pay before he even started his new job.
July 26, 2016- Fork River Man Charged With Drunk Driving
Lacey police recently charged a man from Forked River with driving under the influence. An investigation on the scene led to the man being arrested and taken to police headquarters. He received traffic summonses for DUI, as well as failure to maintain lane. His vehicle was also impounded.
June 22, 2016- More Summer DWI Checkpoints To Be Expected In New Jersey
As the summer season starts state police are increasing their DWI checkpoints in an aggressive attempt to crackdown on drunken driving. New Jersey state data records that alcohol has been a contributing factor in almost a third of all the fatal crashes recorded over the last decade.
May 25, 2016- Beloved Burlington City Teenager Killed By DUI Driver
Early Sunday, May 22, 2016, a 17-year-old senior and ROTC member at Burlington City High School was hit and killed by a driver on Route 130. According to prosecutors, a 42-year-old man from Willingboro was driving recklessly and was also under the influence of drugs or alcohol at the time he struck the teenager. The man was charged with reckless driving and DUI shortly after the accident occurred.
April 27, 2016- Philadelphia Nun Found Guilty Of DUI In New Jersey
A 41-year-old Philadelphia nun was recently found guilty of driving under the influence after she was charged with DUI in Gloucester County. The nun claims she was sleep driving when she was initially charged. She said she had taken an Ambien with a glass of wine before she went to bed, and has no recollection of how she ended up in Washington Township. The nun’s license was suspended for 90 days and she was ordered to pay a fine.
March 22, 2016- Police Director Fired After Being Arrested For DWI
February 17, 2016- Man From Dover Charged With DWI
On Sunday, February 14, 2016, a man from Dover was charged with driving while intoxicated and careless driving. He was identified as 19-year-old Jorge Coello-Sanchez. A Hackettstown police officer who was patrolling Route 517, stopped Sanchez’s vehicle and could smell alcohol in the car. Sanchez was arrested and released pending a court appearance.
January 20, 2016- Dumont, NJ Man Arrested For Aggravated Driving While Intoxicated
Orangetown Police arrested Alexander Singh on Route 340 after he was noticed drifting off the road and hit a parked vehicle and a mailbox. Police state that Singh failed field sobriety tests and was subsequently arrested for Driving While Intoxicated. He was taken to Orangetown Police headquarters where he also failed a breathalyzer test. Singh is due in court on February 10, 2016.