NJ Drunk Driving Defense News: Bergen County DWI and Drug DUI and CDS Arrests

As a New Jersey DWI defense attorney, my law offices have a vast amount of experience handling a wide variety of drunken driving, marijuana possession in a vehicle, and drug DUI cases throughout the Garden State. The following is just a sample of the typical police arrests in the Bergen County area that happen every month. These can include driving under the influence of alcohol or controlled dangerous substances (CDS), breath test refusal and possession of cannabis (or weed) in a motor vehicle.

East Rutherford
A 41-year-old man was stopped by police after being caught on radar doing 82mph in a 55mph speed zone. The incident occurred just after 10pm when ERPD officers saw a 2000 Hyundai traveling at a high rate of speed. Following the traffic stop, the driver apparently told officers that he had several drinks previous to taking the wheel. Police reportedly administered field sobriety tests, which the suspect failed, according to police reports. A breath test indicated that the man’s blood-alcohol content (BAC) was 0.17 percent — twice the legal limit. The driver was arrested and charged with drunk driving, careless driving and speeding. He was subsequently released to a responsible party.

A 39-year-old driver was arrested and charged with drunken driving on a Saturday evening following a reported motor vehicle accident in a convenience store parking lot. The arrest occurred around 11pm, according to Lyndhurst police.

In separate incident, two Lyndhurst residents were stopped by local police for a routine traffic violation. The police stop took place around 9:30am on a Thursday morning. During the traffic stop, the two vehicle occupants were apparently found to be in possession of possibly illegal drugs. The two were arrested and charged with possession of CDS and later released on summonses.

Responding to an afternoon two-car accident, police discovered that one of the drivers had fled the scene on foot. According to police, several calls soon came in describing a female who was apparently intoxicated near the corner of Rutherford and Polito Avenues. According to reports, police located a 56-year-old woman, who was later identified as the driver that fled the scene and took her into custody. According to police, the out-of-state woman was charged with DWI, refusal to submit to a breath test, leaving the scene of an accident, careless driving, and leaving a vehicle with the engine running.

An early morning traffic stop resulted in a DWI arrest when police observed a vehicle traveling at a high rate of speed along Ridge Road in Lyndhurst. When police caught up to the vehicle the driver had apparently hit a curb at the corner of Summit and Rutherford avenues around 2am. The 22-year-old out-of-state driver was arrested and charged with numerous offenses including DWI, breath test refusal, failure to signal a turn, driving on a suspended license, no registration, speeding, and failure to wear a seatbelt.

Lyndhurst: Police Blotter, NorthJersey.com, July 29, 2010

Lyndhurst: Police Blotter, NorthJersey.com, July 22, 2010

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