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.

An investigation into the crash showed that the driver allegedly was showing signs of being under the influence of alcohol while he was driving. Police say the man had a strong alcoholic smell on his breath. His speech was also slurred, his eyes were watering, bloodshot, and droopy, according to the officer.

Because of the officer’s suspicions, a field sobriety test was administered at the scene, apparently with poor results. The man was then arrested and taken to the police station where they could administer a Breathalyzer test, which he allegedly refused. His car was impounded by the authorities. 

The man was charged with careless driving, reckless driving, driving while intoxicated in a school zone, DWI, and refusing to submit to a Breathalyzer test. He was later released on his own recognizance. The man was also ordered to appear in court on a later date.

In New Jersey, as in other states, those who are facing DUI charges have the right to consult with a criminal lawyer. This attorney can guide the client in presenting the best defense possible for his or her case. By choosing to contact a criminal law attorney, the accused is making a choice to be proactive in his or her own defense.

Source: newjerseyhills.com, “‘Airborn’ truck leads to DUI arrest”, May 13, 2017