Defending motorists charged with driving under the influence of alcohol is a common sight in New Jersey municipal courts. Whether a person is arrested in Monmouth, Bergen, Ocean or any number of other counties throughout the Garden State, the routine is always the same: Contact a qualified and experienced DWI defense lawyer.
Being a New Jersey drunk driving defense attorney, I have handled dozens of driving while intoxicated court cases, as well as drug DUI and breath test refusal. Regardless of where you live, being arrested for DWI or for operating a motor vehicle under the influence of illicit or prescription drugs is a serious offense not to be taken lightly. The following arrest reports illustrate the kinds of cases we typically see.
Five individuals were arrested over the course of 10 days for driving under the influence of alcoholic beverages. The suspects ranged in age from 21 to 60 years old. Three of the arrestees were residents of Red Bank, NJ, while the other two were from other communities; a 21-year-old man from Eatontown and 51-year-old gentleman from Rumson, New Jersey.
A 41-year-old woman from Freehold was pulled over by police on Main Street for a routine traffic violation. During the traffic stop, the officer in charge apparently detected some illegal drug paraphernalia in the vehicle. Upon further inspection, the patrolman found crack cocaine on the suspect’s person. The driver was arrested and charged with possession of crack cocaine, possession of drug paraphernalia and motor vehicle violations.
A 32-year-old Lavallette man was pulled over on Strickland Road by police officers for what apparently was a routine traffic violation. During the stop, the police detected the scent of marijuana and found the driver in possession of less than 50 grams of the illegal herb. Police arrested the man and charged him with operating a motor vehicle in possession of a controlled dangerous substance (CDS).
A 30-year-old Jackson man was stopped by police on Route 9 after they a vehicle driving in an erratic manner. Upon pulling the suspect over to the side of the road, they detected the smell of alcohol on the driver. He was charged with driving while intoxicated, reckless driving and motor vehicle violations.
A 19-year-old man was stopped on Aldrich Road by police for an apparent motor vehicle violation. During the stop the officer detected the smell of cannabis. Upon investigation, the officer found a small amount of marijuana in the driver’s possession. The man was arrested and charged with possession of less than 50 grams of marijuana, operating a motor vehicle in possession of a controlled dangerous substance (CDS), and unlawful possession of a weapon.
MONMOUTH COUNTY POLICE BLOTTER, APP.com, March 3, 2010