New Jersey’s drunk driving laws will be strictly enforced this Fourth of July weekend, especially in Ocean Township, Monmouth County, where a sobriety checkpoint will be in effect from Friday evening until early Saturday morning. Sobriety checkpoints are frequently used by police and other law enforcement agencies to identify drunk drivers and make arrests for DWI and driving under the influence of illegal or prescription drugs.
As part of these sobriety roadblocks, police usually ask drivers suspected of driving while intoxicated to take one or more field sobriety tests. Breath testing apparatus, such as the Alcotest machine, are also employed to determine the specific content of alcohol in an individual’s bloodstream. The legal limit in New Jersey is 0.08 percent blood alcohol content (BAC).
This latest sobriety checkpoint will be set up on Ocean Avenue in the borough of Deal and remain in effect from 11pm Friday through 3am. Task force members and officers from the Deal Police Department will pull vehicles from the northbound lanes into the Deal Casino Beach Club parking lot to determine drivers’ sobriety, according to a press release issued by Brielle Police Chief Michael W. Palmer, task force coordinator.
Anyone who is arrested or receives a summons for DWI, drug DUI or breath test refusal is encouraged to contact a qualified drunk driving defense lawyer. Every one of the attorneys at The Law Offices of John Marshall are certified in the operation and maintenance of the Alcotest device, as well as the standardized field sobriety tests established by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). A small minority of New Jersey law firms can make this claim. We have the experience and background to represent individuals accused of drunk driving anywhere in New Jersey, which is why clients turn to us for highly skilled legal assistance.
Task force conducting DWI checkpoint in Deal this weekend, APP.com, July 2, 2009