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DUI arrest in New Jersey after truck goes airborn

A man has been arrested on charges of drinking and driving after the truck he was in went airborne. According to the police chief, the vehicle left the road and flew through the air in the single-vehicle crash. The officer on the scene stated that the DUI driver was the only person involved in the New Jersey wreck.

Man charged with drunk driving in roll-over crash

A man has been charged with DUI after causing a Jeep to roll over in an accident. The New Jersey man was said to have been drunk driving his vehicle when his vehicle crashed into the Jeep, causing it to flip onto its driver's side. He then allegedly fled the scene of the accident on foot, causing the police to have to search for him. His vehicle was left behind at the crash site, disabled.

New Jersey woman arrested for drunk driving re 2 bridge crashes

A 27-year old woman was recently arrested on drunk driving charges after allegedly causing two automobile accidents. She was said to have been traveling the wrong way on a New Jersey bridge when the crashes occurred. One driver claimed that he almost lost his life when the woman almost hit him head-on; instead, he was hit by another vehicle. She is accused of drunk driving and related charges.

Man who fled police, ran out of gas, facing drunk driving charges

An 18-year-old man was arrested last week after running out of gas while fleeing from the police. The authorities caught up with the alleged perpetrator after his car stalled in Boonton, New Jersey. He has been charged with multiple crimes, including drunk driving and producing a false government document.

Should you trust the results of a Breathalyzer machine?

The simple answer is maybe not. When a police officer suspects a driver of being impaired, one of the tools he or she uses to substantiate an arrest is a Breathalyzer machine. This machine is designed to detect alcohol from a person's breath. If it reads .08 or more, which is the legal limit here in New Jersey, the driver could be placed under arrest.

A DUI conviction could put your job in jeopardy

Being arrested for driving under the influence can cause you more problems than you realize. You are likely aware that you could be issued a fine or even a jail sentence for a DUI conviction. Either of these penalties can create short-term hardships. But even worse, a DUI conviction could cost you your job.

Drunk driving accidents and vehicular homicide charges

It's one of the scariest feelings imaginable. You wake up in a jail cell with no idea how you got there. The last thing you remember is having a good time at the bar, and now you are wondering what happened to land you in your present predicament. Most of the time you will be told that you were taken in for such things as drunk driving or for being rowdy in a parking lot.

Police in Canada have unique punishment for holiday drunk driving

We know that over the holidays the police will be especially vigilant when looking for drivers they suspect are impaired. And the penalties for a drunk driving conviction in New Jersey can be quite extreme. But north of the border, in Canada, one police department is threatening to inflict some added punishment to those they arrest for driving drunk during the holiday season.

Sleep is not enough to counter the effects of alcohol

You are likely aware that it is not a good idea to drive if you are inebriated. Fortunately, there are options available such as taxi cabs, rideshares, and friends that can help you get home safely if you are not in a condition to get behind the wheel. And of course, all you need is a good night's sleep, and you'll be in shape to drive as soon as you wake up, right? Well, actually, this may not be the case.