More than a half million people live in Monmouth County, NJ. At 1,300 people per square mile, the number of DWI arrests can be staggering. Police pull over dozens of drunk drivers every week, many of which are convicted of driving while intoxicated, then fined and even sentenced to some jail time. As a New Jersey DWI defense attorney, my law firm has broad experience defending individuals accused of driving under the influence of alcohol, as well as those motorists charged with drug DUI.
Local police departments as well as state law enforcement agencies throughout the Garden State have demonstrated a rather low tolerance for motorists who are caught driving while intoxicated. The following police blotter listing is just a sampling of the various types of DWI and drug DUI arrests that my office handles throughout the year.
A 44-year-old Shrewsbury man was arrested and charged with DWI after he attempted to pick up his child at Mahala Atchison School in a drunken state. According to reports, school officials were alerted to the man’s allegedly drunken condition man and delayed his leaving the school zone. Police arrived shortly after being called by the school and took the man into custody.
Four DWI arrests were made during November in the Tinton Falls area. One occurred on Route 33, where a 29-year-old woman from Freehold, NJ, was arrested by a patrolman and charged with driving while intoxicated. A second arrest occurred on Route 18, with a 54-year-old Howell resident being charged with DWI following a traffic accident. In another DWI-related traffic accident, this time on Sycamore Avenue, a local man was charged with drunk driving following that minor incident. Finally, a 30-year-old local resident was pulled over on Hope Road for driving under the influence of alcohol.
A 33-year-old man from West Long Branch, New Jersey, was stopped by police along Main Street and charged with DWI in late November. A few days later, a local patrolman stopped a 19-year-old resident of Weymouth, NJ, along Route 71 and arrested the man for driving while intoxicated; than motorist was also charged with possession of a controlled dangerous substance.
A 40-year-old woman from Highlands, NJ, was arrested on November 25 for driving while intoxicated. A couple days later, a 52-year-old man from Middletown and a 27-year-old motorist from Fair Haven were stopped in separate incidents on the same day in late November and charged with DWI.
Monmouth County Police Blotter, APP.com, December 23, 2009