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Man faces drunk driving charge after car reported in odd place

For one man in particular, having his car end up in an odd spot in appears to have led to his arrest. The man was in a New Jersey neighborhood when he was placed under arrest for drunk driving. His car ended up partially on a lawn and partly on top of a retaining wall of a home.

According to the news report, someone reported an accident to police. When they responded, they found the car oddly placed with its back end up on a retaining wall. When police encountered the driver, they reportedly smelled alcohol on him.

The 54-year-old driver apparently refused to take a Breathalyzer test. He also allegedly failed the field sobriety tests he was given. The news reports indicated he was charged with drunk driving and also a charge for refusal of the Breathalyzer. There were also other charges filed against the man, but the exact allegations were not disclosed.

While there may be a number of reasons a person refuses to take a Breathalyzer test, the accused man must now prepare to defend himself against the New Jersey DUI allegations. Any time someone faces a drunk driving charge involving a car crash, the mere accusations against them could affect their employment, their reputation and/or their family life; regardless of the outcome once the case goes to court. Nevertheless, there is a substantial difference between an accusation of criminal conduct and a conviction. The burden of proof is the responsibility of the prosecutor, and unless every element of a crime is proved beyond a reasonable doubt, no conviction can be obtained.

Source: nj.com, "DUI charged after vehicle found on front lawn in Alpha," March 8, 2013

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