May 23 was an eventful day for Middle Township Police, who stopped and arrested one driver for drunk driving and a second for drug DUI within the township limits. In the first instance, officers were alerted to a possible intoxicated driver operating his vehicle erratically on SH47.
Police found a 27-year-old man from Woodbine sitting in a silver Lexus, which was stopped on Goshen Road near SH47. Police had maneuvered behind the suspect’s vehicle when the driver, Daniel B. Carson, then attempted to leave and crashed into a second police cruiser arriving at the scene. The man was arrested on the spot for drunk driving, issued a total of nine summonses, and had his car impounded. Carson was later charged with lewdness at police headquarters and subsequently taken to Cape May County Jail in lieu of $1,500 bail.
As a New Jersey DWI and drug DUI defense attorney and former prosecutor, I know that the police have no tolerance for blatant DWI behavior. Running into a police car while in an allegedly intoxicated state is a clear sign that a defendant will have a difficult row to hoe in court. This is why it is imperative that you retain profession legal assistance to handle your drunk driving case. The other stop that day was somewhat worse, as it involved drugs, according to police reports.
In that second incident, Middle Township officers received a call regarding a possible drunk driver in a black Mitsubishi, which was observed crossing into the opposing traffic lane on SH47. A township police officer pulled the suspect over on SH47 near Woodcock Lane. The driver, Cooper Groff, 20, of Monroeville, NJ was arrested for DWI and possession of drugs.
After being transported to police headquarters, Groff was examined by a drug recognition expert due to the suspect’s “highly intoxicated state,” according to police. It was determined that his intoxication was a result of illegal drug use and not alcohol. Groff was issued seven summonses and a criminal charge of possession of CDS, then released to a friend. Groff’s vehicle was also impounded per John’s Law guidelines.
A drug DUI is serious, but not impossible to defend. The attorneys at The Law Offices of John F. Marshall are highly skilled in defending cases of drunk driving and driving under the influence of drugs throughout New Jersey. Call us for a free initial consultation at 1-877-450-8301.
Middle Twp Police Report Two DUI Arrests, CapeMayCountyHerald.com, May 23, 2009