As DWI defense lawyers, my law firm has for years provided legal services to individuals who have been accused of driving while intoxicated by alcohol, impaired by prescription medications, and other drug or alcohol-related traffic offenses. Regardless of the circumstances — such driving home from an after-work get-together at a local pub, traveling along the Garden State Parkway following a social event, or even returning from a family gathering at the beach — if a driver has consumed even a seemingly minor amount of beer or wine, the opportunity can always exist for a DWI-DUI arrest.
As anyone who reads articles from local news sources can likely attest, there are near-constant reports regarding motorists who have been charged with driving a car, truck or motorcycle while inebriated, as well as some involving arrests for marijuana possession or prescription medication-related drug DUI. As professional drunk driving defense experts, my staff has represented clients in a wide variety of criminal and civil cases.
From DWI-related auto accidents and underage drunk driving, to arrests use or possession of a controlled dangerous substance (CDS), my law firm has the legal background and the trial experience to assist motorists accused of any manner of alcohol or drug-related traffic offenses. Living and working in the Garden State, it is not difficult to notice police activity on our roadways day and night. The following incidents are just a few of the typical (and some not so typical) arrests that take place in counties from Hudson and Passaic to Ocean and Cape May.
As may be expected, some of the most frequent roadside traffic incidents involving impaired driving usually include a DWI summons or other alcohol-related offense. Beer, wine and hard liquor are the most commonly available when compared to drugs, both legal and illicit. These police reports illustrate the types of DWI, DUI and drug-related police arrests that have taken place this year in the Red Bank and Middletown areas of Monmouth County.
According to news reports, a 33-year-old man from the Neptune was taken into custody by Red Bank police officers along a stretch of Broad Street after what appears to have been a traffic related police stop. The driver was subsequently charged with drunken driving and later released pending a court hearing. In a drug-related situation a couple days earlier, a 21-year-old Tinton Falls man was arrested by police in the area of E. Newman Springs Road on CDS possession charges, including pot possession of under 50g, and possession of apparently related drug paraphernalia.
Over in Middletown Twp., a 19-year-old man from the Red Bank area was arrested by municipal police for possession of weed (less than 50g) and related drug paraphernalia. In addition to the CDS offense, the suspect was reportedly also charged with aggravated assault on a law enforcement officer. Bail was set by the court at $5,000 (with a 10-percent option).
Another Middletown police arrest found in the local police blotter involved a Toms River resident who was stopped by a local patrolman. The 39-year-old suspect was allegedly in possession of heroin (a CDS offense) and drug paraphernalia, including a hypodermic syringe. He was reportedly processed and later released pending a hearing in Middletown’s municipal courthouse.
MIDDLETOWN POLICE BLOTTER, RedbankGreen.com, May 7, 2014