Whenever police pull someone over, they may not want to comply with what the officers ask. However, not complying can lead to other charges in addition to the charges officers may find relevant in relation to why they initially pulled the suspect over. A recent incident in New Jersey has resulted in a woman facing drunk driving charges along with other charges related to her alleged behavior.
Police responded to a report of a crossover vehicle going the wrong way on a road. They pulled over a 67-year-old woman. The police then proceeded to arrest the woman. It is unclear what exactly led officers to make the arrest or if any kind of field sobriety tests were conducted.
Once they attempted to arrest her, she allegedly kicked and scratched the officer. She also stands accused of ripping his badge off the shirt of his uniform. According to a police report, the woman had bruises on her wrists from attempting to escape from the handcuffs. She has been charged with driving while intoxicated and aggravated assault on a police officer.
The charges that the woman faces can lead to a variety of consequences. In New Jersey, drunk driving can lead to a loss of a driver’s license, fines, probation and possibly jail time under certain circumstances. If an arrest includes a subsequent charge, the possible fines and penalties can be compounded. Anyone arrested for drunk driving in New Jersey may benefit from understanding the state guidelines for penalties and also how those penalties can increase with each subsequent charge.
Source: silive.com, “Staten Island woman, 67, allegedly attacked N.J. cop during drunken driving arrest”, Frank Donnelly, July 23, 2014