An assault by auto charge can turn your entire life upside down. If you have been charged with assault by auto in the state of New Jersey, you need to consult a trusted and knowledgeable New Jersey DWI attorney who understands the specifics of this area of the law. With years of experience, we will diligently defend your rights and negotiate the best possible outcome in your case.
Former “Melrose Place” actress Amy Locane was recently sentenced to 5 years in prison for a DWI crash that killed a New Jersey woman in 2010. Locane was driving an SUV when she broadsided a car turning left into a driveway killing a 60-year-old woman who was a university adjunct professor. Sadly, by the time police arrived on the scene approximately five minutes later, the woman had no pulse. In other words, she died at the scene. Law enforcement officials claim they found Locane in a ditch giggling after the collision. At the time of the crash, Locane’s blood alcohol content (BAC) was determined to be .26 – about three times the legal limit. In addition, she was driving at approximately 53 mph in a 35 mph zone. She was charged with vehicular homicide and assault by auto as a result of the accident.