A woman in Chatham is facing criminal charges following a car accident on Aug. 2 that police believe was predicated on intoxication. New Jersey authorities in Chatham Boro arrested her on suspicion of drunk driving after the accident. She was released into the care of a family member pending a court appearance, which has not yet been formally booked. It is unknown if she is represented by a defense attorney at this time.
A 24-year-old man who reportedly fell off a pontoon boat in Lake Hopatcong was found drowned in the lake on Aug. 5, and the man driving the boat is under arrest. New Jersey authorities have charged the 24-year-old boat driver with DUI in connection with the death, which reportedly occurred the night of Aug. 3. He is currently not in police custody, and no court date has yet been reported.
A former World Series champion with a history of drug and alcohol problems has been arrested and charged, according to local sources. Dwight "Doc" Gooden, a pitching star for the Amazin' Mets of 1986 World Series fame, was arrested in New Jersey for cocaine possession and drugged driving. He was slated to make his first appearance in court on July 23.
An officer of the sheriff's office in Bergen County is facing serious charges after he was pulled over for allegedly driving while intoxicated, according to police sources. The officer was set to appear in a Secaucus, New Jersey, court room on July 9 to face the drunk driving charges of which he is accused. If he is found guilty, he could lose his position with the sheriff's department permanently and face potential jail time.
A man from Belmar is facing criminal charges after allegedly causing a car accident, according to local police. Authorities in New Jersey arrested the 29-year-old man after he apparently crashed his car on the morning of June 12. He now faces DUI charges as well as other charges pertaining to the crash. He was taken to a county jail, but no trial date has been set.
Police recently arrested a New Jersey woman after she allegedly caused a single-vehicle crash. Regarding the DUI charge, authorities claim that the woman drove her vehicle into a pizza shop while under the influence of alcohol. One person was possibly injured in the wreck, although that was subject to a full medical evaluation.
Police in Hackettstown have arrested two people for allegedly driving under the influence of alcohol, one of whom arrived to pick the other up from the police station, according to the report. New Jersey authorities have confirmed the arrest of a 21-year-old woman and a 24-year-old man for suspected drunk driving. Both have since been released, and so far no court date has been publicly announced for either party.
A man police believe was under the influence of alcohol at the time of a serious car crash has been arrested. New Jersey authorities have charged the man with drunk driving as well as vehicular assault. He has been released on $3,000 secured bail, and so far, no court date has been announced.
In order to purchase or possess alcohol in the state of New Jersey, one has to be at least 21 years old. The only times it is deemed acceptable for anyone younger than that to consume alcohol is if it is for religious purposes or is done in a private setting under parental supervision -- such as one's residence. Underage drinkers who find themselves facing DUI charges could face some significant consequences if they are ultimately convicted.
In the state of New Jersey, a driver with a blood alcohol level of .08 or higher is considered intoxicated. If a driver is convicted of drunk driving, he or she may be required to have an ignition interlock device installed in his or her car, especially if the driver is a repeat offender. Many wonder how these devices work. Can someone else simply blow in the meter to start the car for an impaired driver? Here are some facts about these tools, what they are, how they work and why bypassing one isn't so easy.