Drivers in Monmouth and Essex Counties, along with many other parts of New Jersey, will see numerous Drunk driving patrols over the coming weeks. DWI sobriety checkpoints throughout the Garden State will also be evident during the days leading up to the coming Labor Day holiday weekend. These checkpoints, also known as sobriety roadblocks, are commonly used by law enforcement as one way to decrease the number of alcohol-related auto accidents and deaths on the state’s highways and surface streets.
As a New Jersey DWI defense lawyer, my office alerts motorists to these checkpoints due to the number of driving while intoxicated arrests in these areas. By law, state, county and municipal arms of law enforcement can only set up checkpoints in locations that have a statistically high incidence of people driving under the influence of alcohol.
Standard procedure at these checkpoints includes police giving field sobriety tests to drivers that appear to be intoxicated. If the officer is satisfied that an individual operating a vehicle is possibly drunk, a breath test will usually be administered to determine the blood alcohol content (BAC) of that driver.
As New Jersey DWI defense attorneys, our office advises anyone who has been issued a summons for drunk driving or breath test refusal at one of these sobriety checkpoints to contact a skilled drunk driving defense lawyer.
Every lawyer on our staff is fully trained and qualified in the operation of the Alcotest breath test device, which is used extensively across the state of New Jersey. Our attorneys also possess an in-depth knowledge of standardized field sobriety testing, as defined by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). Hardly any other New Jersey law firm can make this claim of all their attorneys, which is why we can help you with your latest DWI summons.
Drunken-driving crackdown to begin on Aug. 21, GMNews.com, August 20, 2009