As a New Jersey DWI defense attorney and former municipal prosecutor, I use my vast background in drunk driving law to help motorists accused of driving under the influence of alcohol. I always maintain that individuals charged with drunk driving, prescription drug DUI or breath test refusal to retain a qualified legal professional to see their case through the justice system. The following police reports are just a sample of the typical cases involving driving under the influence of alcohol.
A 68-year-old man from Princeton, NJ, was observed driving his vehicle in a suspicious manner. After police saw that the driver did not keep right, Princeton police officers pulled the suspect over on Chambers Street just before 1:30am. He was evaluated and charged with driving while intoxicated and taken into custody.
A woman from Lawrenceville was pulled over on Bayard Lane by a police patrol car in the early morning hours for a routine traffic stop due to a burned out brake light. The officer in charge determined that the 28-year-old was allegedly impaired and arrested her for DWI.
Another Lawrenceville resident was stopped by police after he was observed having difficulty maintaining his lane on southbound Route 1 at Alexander Road. The 25-year-old was given several field sobriety tests to determine his level of impairment and concluded to be driving under the influence of alcohol. Police charged the man with DWI, reckless driving, failure to maintain a lane, and failure to signal a lane change.
A 22-year-old Monroe Township resident was stopped by police after his vehicle was observed traveling in excess of the posted speed limit in the early morning hours. The incident occurred on northbound Route 1 near Harrison Street. Police pulled the man over for speeding and determined that he was also intoxicated. After failing a battery of field sobriety tests, officers arrested the driver for DWI, reckless driving, speeding and failure to keep right.
A Middlesex County resident was stopped on northbound Route 1 by patrol officers because of a burned out headlamp on his 1997 Toyota Camry. During the stop, which occurred around 3:30am, officers found the 20-year-old driver to be intoxicated. In addition to receiving a citation for defective equipment, he was arrested for underage DWI and reckless driving.
A 27-year-old local woman was charged with DWI after a traffic stop on Plainsboro Road. She was pulled over shortly before 2am for speeding and failure to maintain her lane of travel, according to police reports. She was issued summonses for DWI, failure to maintain lane and reckless driving.
POLICE BLOTTER: Princeton, W. Windsor, Montgomery, Plainsboro, CentralJersey.com, September 28, 2009