East Rutherford — A 29-year-old local man was picked up for drunk driving in the late evening of Wednesday, May 6, following a minor accident on Patterson Avenue. The allegedly intoxicated driver was arrested for DWI, as well as for not maintaining a vehicle in safe condition, failure to produce a driver’s license, driving on a suspended license, lack of insurance and failure to report a change of address. The suspect also refused a breathalyzer test. According to police, the man’s vehicle hit a curb, which blew out one of his tires. He admitted to officers that he did not have his driver’s license due to it being suspended for a previous DWI conviction. He was later released.
North Arlington — A 47-year-old resident of Belleville, New Jersey, was arrested in the early morning of May 8 for a series of offenses, including driving while intoxicated, careless driving, parking his car on the sidewalk and refusing to take a breath test. The man reportedly sped into a Chase Bank parking lot, where the observing police officer was parked in a marked police cruiser. The man reportedly stopped his car, stumbled out and staggered to the bank’s cash machine. Upon returning to his car, the officer approached the man and gave him a field sobriety test, which he failed. The man also refused a breath test, after which he was arrested and taken into custody. The vehicle was impounded and the man was later released to a third party the vehicle.
Princeton — In a possible marijuana DUI arrest, a 35-year-old Lawrence, NJ, man was charged for driving down Paul Robeson Place while intoxicated and in possession of marijuana. The man was arrested following a 12:15 a.m. vehicle stop the morning of Friday, May 13, and taken into the borough police headquarters. He was later released on his own recognizance. Police reports show that the man was charged with DWI, as well as possession of marijuana and other drug paraphernalia, however, there was no indication what the suspected intoxicating substance was.
Princeton — A second potential DWI /DUI arrest occurred a half-hour later that same Friday morning as police arrested an allegedly intoxicated 33-year-old driver from Bethlehem, PA, following another motor vehicle stop on Paul Robeson Place. The driver was later released from police custody on his own recognizance, although police again did not specify the suspected intoxicating substance.
As New Jersey DWI / DUI Attorneys, our office is experienced with these kinds of motor vehicle stops and driving while intoxicated, or under the influence, arrests. If you or someone you know has been arrested or charged with DWI, DUI or refusal to submit to a breath test, we highly recommend that you retain the services of a qualified legal profession, such as those at The Law Offices of John F. Marshall. Contact us toll free at 877-450-8301.
Police blotter, Trentonian.com. May 17, 2009
Police Blotter, LeaderNewspapers.net, May 14, 2009