Numerous drunk driving arrests occur every month throughout New Jersey. Morris County, among others, sees its share of intoxicated driving traffic offenses on a weekly basis. As a New Jersey DWI defense lawyer and former municipal prosecutor, I have a wealth of experience in the area of drunk driving defense. The following is just a sample of the typical driving under the influence of alcohol and drug DUI cases that move through our court system every year.
A 32-year-old local resident was charged with driving while intoxicated, reckless driving and refusal to submit to breath tests in the early morning hours of September 15. The woman was released, pending a municipal court appearance. Several hours later a 28-year-old man from Phillipsburg was arrested and charged with DWI as well as reckless driving.
Police officers arrested a 33-year-old man from Florham Park in the early evening of September 15, According to reports, officers Anthony Kaspereen and Sean McCarthy stopped the man for an alleged traffic violation. During the stop, the officers noticed a pill bottle in the driver’s open glove compartment. After a brief investigation, police arrested the man for illegal possession of OxyContin and Vicodin. He also was charged with failure to maintain a lane, possession of drugs in a motor vehicle, careless driving and improper display of plates.
A local woman was stopped by police for driving 42mph in a 25mph zone on Elmer Street. According to reports, once police made the traffic stop it was determined that she was under the influence of alcohol. She was arrested and transported to headquarters for processing, where she was charged with DWI and speeding.
Following a routine traffic stop on westbound Route 46, police arrested a 20-year-old Newark man with possession of marijuana under 50 grams and possession of drug paraphernalia. He was processed at police headquarters and taken to the county jail on $10,000 bail, according to police records.
A Branchville woman was charged with possession of drug paraphernalia and possession of less than 50 grams of marijuana in her vehicle during a routine police investigation. Accroding to reports, officers were investigating a car in the parking lot on South Shore Trail at 2:13am. While police were interrogating the 30-year-old, they saw a glass marijuana pipe in the center console of the vehicle and subsequently arrested her. She was also issued a summons for possession of controlled and dangerous substances in a motor vehicle.
A 59-year-old local man was charged with driving while intoxicated following a motor vehicle stop on Route 517/Sparta Avenue at 9:41pm. Police observed the man’s gray Dodge pickup truck being driven at a high rate of speed. In addition to the drinking charge, the driver was charged with speeding, careless driving and failure to maintain lane.
Police Blotter, DailyRecord, September 23, 2009