Every month dozens of drunk driving and drug DUI arrests occur in Morris Township, NJ, as well as across the Garden State. Police departments and state law enforcement agencies have a very low tolerance for driving while intoxicated. As an experienced New Jersey DWI defense attorney, my firm has defended hundreds of motorists accused of driving under the influence of alcohol. Many of their DWI stories are reflected in the various news reports shown below.
A 35-year-old local man was stopped by police after he was observed driving his 1997 Ford erratically and at high speed along Madison Avenue around 10pm on a Saturday evening. Upon pulling the driver over, police said he showed clear signs of drunkenness. According to reports, when the patrolman attempted to place the driver under arrest, he allegedly resisted. Additional officers were called in and the suspect was subdued and taken into custody. He was taken to headquarters where he refused to provide breath samples. Police charged him with breath test refusal, resisting arrest, failure to stop when signaled by police, failure to change address with the DMV, failure to keep right, improper passing and reckless driving, police said. He was released pending further court action, police said.
A middle-aged female resident from Long Valley was stopped by police after witnesses reported a possibly drunk driver in a white Pontiac coupe leaving the area of the Convent Train Station. Police observed the suspect’s vehicle on Madison Avenue and followed it onto I-287 South. According to police, the vehicle exited onto Harter Road and almost struck the curb and failed to stop at the end of the ramp. Police pulled the woman over on Mount Kemble Avenue and Deyong. The 51-year-old driver showed signs of intoxication, according to reports, and she was subsequently arrested and charged with DWI and failure to observe a stop sign. She was released to a friend pending further court action.
A 27-year-old resident of Morristown was stopped by police after officers observed a 2002 Ford allegedly tailgating and weaving between lanes on Interstate 287 North at about 2am on a Sunday. According to police, the male driver was charged with careless driving, improper passing and tailgating. He was released to a friend pending a court appearance.
An Oak Ridge, NJ, man was arrested and charged by law enforcement officers for driving while intoxicated on Interstate 287 North just after midnight on a Saturday morning. According to police, a 2003 Saturn was observed weaving on the northbound side of highway 287. Following the traffic stop, police charged the 53year-old motorist with reckless driving and failure to maintain lane, police said. He was later released pending further court action.