New Jersey Police Blotter: Drunk Driving and Drug Possession Arrests

With the number of DWI and drug DUI arrests that occur weekly in the Garden State, it should not be a surprise that motorists have a misery of choice when it comes to retaining legal aid for drunk driving offense. But that’s just a general statement, since choosing the right New Jersey drunk driving lawyer can be critical to the outcome of a DWI-DUI case. Whether someone is facing a serious injury-related DWI charge or a more routine DUI summons resulting from a simple traffic stop, my legal team is ready, willing and able to assist those individuals who have been accused of impaired driving.

An arrest for driving while intoxicated is nothing to laugh at. Whether precipitated by a traffic accident, occurring at one of many random sobriety checkpoints, or developing out of a traffic stop for a seemingly minor traffic infraction, any kind of alcohol- or drug-related traffic offense has the potential to cause a motorist serious monetary pain, as well as inconvenience and, in some cases, social embarrassment or job-related problems.

As experienced DWI defense attorneys, my legal staff is skilled in litigating civil and criminal cases throughout the state of New Jersey. We provide our clients with legal representation in cases ranging from drunken driving, drug-impaired vehicle operation, illegal drug (CDS) possession and breath test refusal, just to name a few.

Certainly here in New Jersey, with our dense population and highly mobile society, a DWI conviction can present not only a financial burden, but also personal and professional complications. Whether you have been arrested in Union, Ocean, Atlantic or Hudson County, my law firm legal team is dedicated to assisting those who believe they have been unjustly or erroneously accused of an alcohol- or drug-related driving offense.

The following “police blotter” entries illustrate the kinds of arrests that take place every day in the Garden State. And while knowing that this kind of event happens to thousands of motorists every month may not provide much solace, it is instructive to note that there is professional legal help available for those individuals who seek to find justice for themselves.

Fair Haven Police Arrest Several Drivers for DWI and Drug Possession Offenses
A 50-year-old Middletown, NJ, woman was taken into custody for driving under the influence after she allegedly left the scene of a traffic accident. While not specifically mentioned in the article, the apparent hit-and-run event resulted in the driver being stopped by police, during which it was reportedly discovered that the suspect was intoxicated by alcohol. The Monmouth County resident was transported to police headquarters where she was processed and later released. Charges included reckless driving, leaving accident scene, and failure to report an accident.

In another traffic-related incident, a 57-year-old Rumson resident was arrested by police officers after allegedly hitting a pedestrian with her car. Police arriving at the scene of the car-pedestrian collision took the woman into custody and charged her with DWI and reckless driving.

A 58-year-old man and a 45-year-old woman, both from the Fair Haven area, were charged with possession of a controlled dangerous substance (also referred known as a CDS). The police action took place during what appears to have been a routine traffic stop. Both individuals were released on separate summonses pending hearings in Fair Haven municipal court.

A 23-year-old Rumson man was taken into custody by patrolmen following a motor vehicle stop based on police suspicion that the driver was impaired by alcohol at the time. The driver was processed at police headquarters where he received summonses for driving under the influence as well as reckless driving.

In a non-traffic-related incident, a 21-year-old Red Bank resident was arrested by police officers on the alleged ground of drug possession. According to news reports, the Monmouth County man was taken into custody and charged with possession of 50 grams or less of marijuana, plus having drug paraphernalia on his person. He was processed and subsequently released pending a hearing date in Fair Haven municipal court.

FAIR HAVEN: ACCIDENTS YIELD DWI CHARGES; RedbankGreen.com; August 8, 2014