Drunken Driving News: Garden State Police Log DWI-DUI Arrests in Orange and Union County

Union County DWI Traffic Stop
A traffic accident involving two vehicles early on a Sunday morning precipitated a DWI arrest for one individual not long ago. According to news reports, the car crash occurred just before 2am in Fanwood at the intersection of South Ave. and Terrill Rd. According to police, officers at the scene interviewed both drivers and were able to determine that one of the cars rear-ended the other as it sat at a red light.

During one of the interviews, patrolmen reportedly detected the odor of alcohol emanating from a 20-year-old man from Scotch Plains, NJ. Allegedly smelling the strong scent of alcohol on the suspect’s breath, officers requested the man to perform a field sobriety test. Failing that test, police placed the man under arrest and took him to the local police headquarters where he was processed and issued a summons for careless driving and DWI. The driver was subsequently released to a responsible party pending a court date.

Orange County Man Arrested for DWI
In an out-of-state drunken driving incident, an Orange County, NJ, driver was pulled over and arrested for driving while intoxicated on the Palisades Interstate Parkway early on a Saturday morning. According to State Police, the arrest happened as part of a holiday drunken driving crackdown when the 35-year-old motorist was observed by patrolmen apparently driving in an erratic fashion.

After being pulled over near Exit 9 on the parkway around 4:30am, most likely for a routine traffic offense, officers apparently detected telltale signs of alcohol intoxication. The man was arrested, charged with driving under the influence and taken to police headquarters. He was subsequently released pending a court appearance.

That arrest was reportedly part of a New Year’s DWI enforcement crackdown which also netted six other drunk driving arrests; three local motorists and three out-of-state drunk drivers. One of those involved seventh-degree criminal possession of a controlled dangerous substance (CDS) and unlawful possession of marijuana.

Police & Fire Blotter: FW Police Arrest SP Resident for DWI, Patch.com, January 2, 2011
Police & Fire Police: Orange County Man Charged with DWI on Parkway, Patch.com, December 19, 2010