A woman believed to have been drunk behind the wheel is in custody after rear-ending a police cruiser and injuring an officer, according to local sources. New Jersey police in Ringwood confirmed the accident took place the evening of Oct. 13. A 55-year-old woman is in custody under suspicion of drunk driving, though no court date has been announced at this time.
A public school bus driver is facing the end of his career after being accused of driving under the influence while transporting children. The 64-year-old man is being held in a local county jail pending court proceedings. No trial date has been scheduled yet. If he is found guilty of DUI, he could lose his job and face considerable jail time, fines and/or the loss of his license.
A woman in Ringwood was arrested after rear-ending a police vehicle, according to local news sources. The New Jersey police cruiser was damaged in the crash and an officer was injured. The woman stands accused of drunk driving as well as vehicular assault. No court date has been announced at this time, and it is not clear if the woman remains in police custody as of this report.
A man accused of driving under the influence of alcohol is in custody in Cranford, according to the local police department. The 43-year-old man from Red Bank, New Jersey, was arrested on Sept. 17 after a crash that involved two vehicles. The man was issued multiple motor vehicle summonses for his alleged infractions, including a charge of drunk driving. No court date has been publicly announced at this time, but one has been planned.
Two police officers from Gloucester Township are facing serious but separate charges after being suspected of driving under the influence, according to local sources. The New Jersey officers, aged 29 and 28, have both been arrested for DUI as a result of separate incidents back on July 18. Both officers have been placed on paid leave while an investigation is conducted into their alleged activities.
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.