Bridgeton, NJ, DWI Police Blotter: Two Drunk Drivers Arrested

Two drivers were arrested last week for driving under the influence of alcohol in the Bridgeton, New Jersey. The first arrestee was an 18-year-old man from Upper Deerfield Township who was stopped by police for driving while intoxicated while underage, as well as reckless driving. The second arrest was that of a suspected illegal immigrant who was stopped for drunken driving and breath test refusal, as well as leaving the scene of an accident.

On the morning of Thursday, June 25, Bridgeton law enforcement officers clocked Blake A. Russo’s car on radar allegedly traveling at 67mph in a 30mph zone on West Broad Street. After stopping Russo, 18, police noticed an open container of alcohol in the vehicle. Although his blood alcohol content (BAC) was 0.04 percent, he was charged with DWI while underage. He was also cited with possessing an open alcoholic beverage container in a motor vehicle, reckless driving and speeding. Russo was later released on his own recognizance.

Later in the day, Hermenegildo Millan Ramirez, 28, of Spruce Street, was arrested around 10:15pm on North Laurel Street on the charge of driving under the influence of alcohol. Police found him after they received a report of an erratic driver at Cohansey and North streets. According to reports, Millan’s Ford pickup truck was the same as that involved in a hit-and-run accident at Burlington and Timber roads earlier. The man had apparently crashed his truck into a utility pole on the west side of Burlington Road.

Police cited Millan for leaving the scene of an accident, failing to report an accident, refusing to submit to blood-alcohol content testing, reckless driving, failing to exhibit a motor vehicle insurance card, failing to wear a seat belt, failing to keep right and failing to obtain a New Jersey driver’s license within 60 days of moving to the state. Because the man was a suspected illegal immigrant, he was placed in Cumberland County Jail without bail on a detainer issued by Immigration and Customs Enforcement.

At The Law Offices of John F. Marshall, we represent a wide range of clients who have been arrested or received a summons for drunk driving, refusal to submit to a breath test or other DWI and DUI offenses. As with any arrest, we highly recommend that those charged with driving while intoxicated contact a skilled legal professional to better understand their rights under the law.

Every one of the DWI defense attorneys at our office has been fully certified in the maintenance and operation of the Alcotest breath test machine, as well as certified in the proper procedures for the NHTSA’s standardized field sobriety testing. Few New Jersey law firms, if any at all, can claim that all of their attorneys are certified in both of these areas. This is a primary reason why clients charged with DWI turn to us to represent them in fighting a DUI or refusal summons in almost any town or city in New Jersey. Contact us at 1-877-450-8301 for a free, no-obligation initial consultation.

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