Because of my background as a New Jersey drunk driving defense lawyer and former DWI prosecutor for numerous local municipalities, I and my firm have the experience to help those drivers accused of driving while intoxicated in the Garden State. Hundreds of drunk driving arrests happen each month. Bergen County, like all parts of New Jersey, gets its fair share of drunken driving traffic offenses every single week.
My stance is that any individual who is charged with DWI, prescription drug or illicit drug DUI, or breath test refusal should retain a qualified drunk driving attorney to see their case through our complicated judicial system. The following police reports are just a small sampling of the typical DWI and marijuana and drug DUI cases that our courts see every year.
A 41-year-old man from Kearny, NJ, was arrested on a recent Sunday evening for driving under the influence, as well as careless driving. The arrest came after a vehicle crash near Union and Schuyler avenues. Based on a 911 call from a local resident living on Union Avenue, police responded to the scene of a red Kia Sportage SUV, which had apparently struck a telephone pole. Officers found the driver at the scene with his vehicle, which police report had front-end damage. According to police, the driver failed the field sobriety test, after which his vehicle was impounded. The man was released on summonses to a responsible party.
A local woman was arrested in the early morning of Sunday November 29 for driving while intoxicated. According to police reports, officers had driven the 27-year-old home due to her intoxication earlier in the evening, but later discovered her driving along Belleville Turnpike at Argyle Place. Officers pulled the woman over and requested she perform a field sobriety test, which she failed. Her white Honda was impounded and she was released on DWI summonses to a responsible party.
A 32-year-old Union City man was arrested Friday, December 4, in the early morning hours for DWI and careless driving. The arrest occurred following a motor vehicle stop on Ridge Road just off the Belleville Turnpike. Police reported that the man failed a field sobriety test. His car was impounded and it was found that he had a $50 traffic warrant out of Montclair. He was released on summonses to a responsible party after posting bail.
A Jersey City resident was stopped just before one o’clock in the morning on Wednesday, Dec. 2, when the 20-year-old was observed by police officers speeding eastbound along Route 3. Following the motor vehicle stop, police reported finding two bags of marijuana and a blunt wrap in the car. He was charged with possession of marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia, possession of drugs in a car, tinted windows and speeding. The man was subsequently released on summonses.
Police Blotter 12/10/09, leadernewspapers.net, December 10, 2009