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First offense DWI convictions can carry steep penalties

There is nothing wrong with going out and having a good time and enjoying a couple of drinks. However, if you get behind the wheel after consuming alcohol, you could find yourself facing charges for driving while intoxicated if you get pulled over by the police.

Mayor charged for drunk driving

On Dec. 20, a New Jersey mayor was accused of driving drunk in Woolwich Township. The incident took place around midnight, and it involved the mayor of Paulsboro. Although the case was originally going to be heard by Woolwich Township's municipal judge, the judge has removed himself because he is also the municipal judge for Paulsboro.

Man dressed as Christmas elf charged for DWI

On Dec. 19, a man dressed as an "Elf on the Shelf" was accused of driving while intoxicated in New Jersey. The accused man was found in the parking lot of a Target store in Riverdale at about 3:30 a.m. When a police sergeant approached the man's gray Toyota van, the 23-year-old was allegedly found asleep inside of the vehicle.

New Jersey politician accused of drunk driving

A local politician in New Jersey is facing drunk driving charges after a police officer pulled him over on Nov. 9. Reports did not indicate the amount of alcohol the man, who is currently serving his eighth term as the mayor of Lambertville, allegedly drank before driving.

DWI charges in New Jersey accident

A 47-year-old Atlantic Highlands woman is facing DWI charges after a crash in Wall Township. The Nov. 21 incident occurred at approximately 8:34 p.m. as she tried to move from Interstate 195 onto Route 34. She then reportedly collided with another vehicle.

New Jersey man faces drunk driving charges after incident

When police are called to the scene of a crash, they may investigate whether alcohol or any other type of impairment was involved and whether to charge anyone with the commission of a crime. This was the case recently in New Jersey as police responded to a car accident. The incident ended with a man from Lafayette facing drunk driving charges.

Woman arrested for drunk driving in New Jersey

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.

Man charged with drunk driving after New Jersey car wreck

When police respond to any situation pertaining to a car accident, there is the possibility that they will investigate a situation further, and charges can come about based on that investigation. If they respond and believe there was a crime committed, they may ask a driver to answer questions or comply with a field sobriety test or search. For one man, being involved in a single car crash in New Jersey has resulted in drunk driving charges along with other charges.

Drunk driving crash takes life and injures others in New Jersey

Whenever a serious car accident happens, there may be the need to investigate whether alcohol played a role in the incident. If a driver is charged with drunk driving after a car accident, the specifics regarding the collision can play a significant role in the severity of the charges that may be filed. A recent car accident in New Jersey resulted in a driver facing drunk driving charges and also in several injuries and a death.

Car trouble leads to drunk driving charges against New Jersey man

When police see a disabled or troubled vehicle, they may follow or pull that person over to see if help is needed. This can sometimes lead to someone finding themselves under suspicion of a crime. Recently, a New Jersey man was driving a car with issues and found himself facing drunk driving charges as a result.