The New Jersey Starledger reported on a serious automobile accident on Route 138 in Wall Township, New Jersey, and the fact that the driver was charged with DWI. This municipality happens to be at the top of the ranks for DWI arrests in Monmouth County every year. This particular arrest was more complicated than the norm as it involved not only a summons for driving while intoxicated but also a felony criminal complaint for assault by auto.
In New Jersey, anyone found guilty of DWI is subject to a mandatory license suspension. The suspension period can sometimes be enhanced if personal injuries are sustained as a result of a DWI related accident. Additional penalties, including possible jail time and increased suspension, are often imposed when someone is found guilty of assault by auto.
The severity of these penalties depends on the grade of assault by auto an individual is convicted of.