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October 2014 Archives

Man charged for drunk driving after fatal crash

New Jersey police accused a man of driving while intoxicated after he was involved in a fatal collision with a tractor-trailer on Oct. 19. At approximately 4:09 a.m., reports indicate that the 24-year-old man slammed into the back of a truck in Woodbridge while driving a 2002 Volkswagen Jetta. The 25-year-old front-seat passenger in the accused man's vehicle was declared dead at the scene.

Woman charged with DWI after pulling into police station

New Jersey State Police claim a 56-year-old woman was driving drunk when she pulled into a police station on Oct. 9. The woman allegedly struck a curb as she drove into the station in Bass River and refused to take a breath test. She received charges for driving the wrong way on a highway, reckless driving, DWI and refusal to submit a breath sample.

3 people charged for alleged drug possession and prostitution

On Oct. 7, New Jersey police detained three people in Lawrence for various criminal charges after a man allegedly told police that he had paid a woman for sex. Around 9 p.m., two police officers pulled over a 36-year-old man leaving the Sleep-E-Hollow Motel in Lawrence. During the traffic stop, the man allegedly told the officers that he had paid a woman $100 for a sexual act at the motel after contacting her through Craigslist. The report identifies the woman as a 29-year-old from Lawrence.

New Jersey DUI penalties

Penalties for DUI convictions in New Jersey can be severe and may include jail time, mandatory alcohol education classes, community service, fines, loss of driving privileges and the required installation of an ignition interlock device. The severity of these penalties may be exacerbated for repeat DUI offenders and offenders whose blood alcohol content level higher was .10 percent or higher.