The most recent sobriety roadblock in Monmouth County was in force this past Friday night and Saturday morning on Route 36 in West Long Branch. The county’s DWI Task Force was working in concert with the New Jersey Division of Highway Traffic Safety to identify and pull over intoxicated drivers operating their vehicles under the influence of alcohol or drugs.
Here in New Jersey, these sobriety checkpoints are commonly used by law enforcement as a way to decrease the number of alcohol-related auto accidents and deaths on the state’s highways and surface streets. To maintain a modicum of fairness, the law insists that state, county and municipal arms of law enforcement set up these checkpoints using certain criteria, such as choosing a location based on statistical data that indicates it has a high incidence of people driving while intoxicated.
Police typically employ field sobriety tests and/or a breathalyzer test to determine a driver’s blood alcohol content (BAC). As New Jersey DWI Attorneys, we advise anyone who has been issued a DWI summons as a direct result of a roadblock to retain the services of a skilled legal professional.
Every one of our lawyers are fully trained and qualified in the operation of the Alcotest breath test device, as well as having an in-depth knowledge of standardized field sobriety testing. Few, if any, New Jersey law firms can make this claim, which is why we can help you with your latest DWI summons. To this end, our lawyers are available 24/7 to provide assistance.
DWI checkpoint to be held in West Long Branch, APP.com, May 15, 2009