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Driving Under the Influence Also Illegal for Elderly Drivers

A deadly New Jersey collision involving not one, but two impaired drivers recently took the life of a hospice nurse attending to an injured pedestrian on the side of a Westfield street. The drivers, one an octogenarian and the other well into his 70s, had been imbibing separately at a local Knights of Columbus hall…. Read More »

NJ Assemblyman Railroaded in DUI Arrest Gone Horribly Wrong

When New Jersey Assemblyman Paul Moriarty turned into a Gloucester County restaurant to grab lunch, he was shocked to see the flashing lights of the police cruiser that had followed him for several miles. Moriarty hadn’t been speeding or committing any other moving violation and couldn’t identify any reason the officer might be approaching his… Read More »

Baby Onboard? Additional Penalties for DUIs with Minors in the Vehicle

While driving under the influence is never a good idea and can bring criminal penalties for those who are caught, New Jersey law reserves special punishment for those who drink and drive with minors in the car. In perhaps the most egregious recent example of driving under the influence with a minor passenger, a South… Read More »

Cool, Calm and Collected: Facing DUI Checkpoints the Right Way

Like many other states in the nation, New Jersey regularly uses DUI checkpoints both to ferret out intoxicated drivers and to serve as a deterrent to those who might otherwise hit the road after one too many. At a recent NJ checkpoint, 13 arrests were made, ranging from criminal mischief charges to DUI and possession… Read More »

No Breaks for Underage Drunk Drivers in New Jersey

A New Jersey teen recently learned a difficult lesson when he got behind the wheel of his mother’s Chevy Malibu after partaking of a controlled dangerous substance. After careening off the road and colliding with a tree, the car erupted in flames, leaving the driver to flee for his life. Police officers at the scene… Read More »

Bad Breath: Are DUI Breath Tests Always Right?

If you have been arrested for driving while intoxicated, you were likely given a blood alcohol test using a device called the Alcotest 7110 MK-111. The Alcotest is a device that measures the amount of alcohol in the breath and thereby the alcohol content of the blood. Here’s how it works.  Once a suspect breathes… Read More »

Tragic Results: When Drunk Driving Kills

A New Jersey jury recently convicted a former actress from the popular 1990s show Melrose Place of vehicular homicide after she killed someone while driving drunk.  Amy Locane had a blood alcohol level of three times the legal limit. She first struck another vehicle in a fender-bender before getting back into her car and killing… Read More »

DUI Penalties for Commercial Drivers

The consequences of driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs (DUI) in New Jersey are quite severe for every convicted offender.  Commercial drivers such as bus and truck drivers face additional penalties including suspension or revocation of their commercial driver’s license (CDL). This can mean loss of employment as a result. In addition to… Read More »

DUI: Mandatory Fines and Penalties for Repeat Offenses

On December 7, the town of Hackettstown began a formal Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over campaign, setting up checkpoints and patrols to curb drunk driving during the holiday season.  While Hackettstown has made the news for its formal operation, New Jersey police and troopers statewide are on high alert during every holiday season. Their… Read More »

Driving Drunk in New Jersey Comes with Serious Penalties

Drinking and driving causes almost a third of all traffic-related deaths in the United States, with more than 30 Americans killed each day in alcohol-related accidents.  Drinking alcohol impairs judgment, hampers balance and drastically slows response time. It comes as no surprise that drunk driving charges result in severe legal consequences.  New Jersey applies a… Read More »

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