New Jersey Drug DUI-DWI Update: Police Blotter for Mercer, Middlesex and Somerset Counties

The drunk driving defense lawyers from The Law Offices of Jonathan F. Marshall defend New Jersey Motorists against DWI, breath test refusal and drug DUI charges. The following police reports for communities in Mercer, Middlesex and Somerset counties reflect the types of cases my firm typically handles on a regular basis. A conviction for driving under the influence of alcohol can severely impact a person’s current job and future career prospects, not to mention his or her standing in the community, as well as personal and business relationships.

West Windsor

  • According to reports, a resident of Cranbury, NJ, attempted to evade police on foot following a traffic stop for speeding on Old Trenton Road. The 41-year-old was chased down and eventually apprehended with the help of East Windsor police. Charged with speeding, reckless driving, driving an uninsured motor vehicle, operating a vehicle on a suspended license and attempting to elude police, the suspect also allegedly was in possession of a hypodermic syringe and reportedly had an open container of alcohol in his car vehicle.
  • A Langhorn resident was stopped on suspicion of drunk driving at South Lane and Village Road East. Following the traffic stop, police found the driver to be 19 years of age and charged him with underage DWI
  • A 29-year-old from Dayton was charged with drunken driving following a traffic stop on northbound Route 1 at Quakerbridge Road. The man was stopped for speeding and observed to be intoxicated, according to police. He was also issued summonses for speeding and reckless driving.
  • During a routine traffic stop on Quakerbridge Road near Nassau Park Blvd, a 25-year-old Pennsauken resident was charged with possession drug paraphernalia, including a hypodermic needle and after a traffic stop.
  • Plainsboro

  • A Princeton man was charged with driving under the influence of alcohol after police responded to a single-vehicle crash in the early morning hours on Sayre Drive. Police arrived on scene around 2:30am and found a 56-year-old man asleep behind the wheel of his white 2001 Lexus, which was parked on a landscaped island after apparently striking a tree. According to reports, the man was determined to be highly intoxicated and was therefore charged with DWI, failure to submit to a chemical breath test, reckless driving, careless driving, improper parking and failure to wear a seat belt.
  • A 38-year-old man from Lambertville, New Jersey, was charged with DWI after a late-night traffic stop on southbound Route 1. The motorist was pulled over at about 10:30pm after he didn’t dim his high beams while passing a police officer, according to police. During the traffic stop, he was found to be intoxicated and was issued summonses for DWI, reckless driving, and failure to dim high beams.

  • Montgomery

  • Responding to a single-car accident during the afternoon hours, a 48-year-old driver was charged with drunk driving and careless driving on Hollow Road just south of Grandview Road. The 48-year-old local man was driving south in a green 1999 Plymouth Voyager when he apparently drove off the right side of the road and scraped a telephone pole, police said. During the crash, three of the minivan’s tires were punctured and the vehicle received moderate front-end and side damage. The driver, who was not injured in the crash, told police that a deer ran out in front of him, causing him to swerve and lose control. Police at the scene determined that he was intoxicated. He was arrested and taken to police headquarters for processing.
  • A local man was charged with drunk driving after a traffic stop on Princeton-River Road. At about 6pm, the 59-year-old was observed driving carelessly and was pulled over by police officers. He was arrested after showing signs of intoxication. A partially consumed bottle of vodka was found in the vehicle, which was impounded, according to police. The suspect was arrested and issued additional summonses for failure to maintain lane, an open container of alcoholic beverage in a motor vehicle and driving while suspended.
  • POLICE BLOTTER: Princeton, West Windsor, Plainsboro, Montgomery, CentralJersey.com, September 21, 2009