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Beachwood Woman Charged with DWI

Posted by Carmine R. Villani | Oct 05, 2016 | 1 Comment

A Beachwood woman has been charged with driving under the influence after crashing her vehicle into a utility pole, knocking out power and causing heavy traffic for several hours thereafter. The woman was driving in Toms River when she crashed. She told police that she swerved to avoid an animal,...

Driving While Intoxicated In Monmouth County

Posted by Carmine R. Villani | Oct 04, 2016 | 0 Comments

As the holidays quickly approach many people will be hitting the roads around New Jersey. In an attempt to protect the public, New Jersey State Police will be implementing checkpoints in numerous counties including Monmouth and Ocean. They will be targeting drivers who are under the influence of ...

Breath Test Refusal In Manchester

Posted by Carmine R. Villani | Sep 27, 2016 | 0 Comments

Alcohol not only impairs your ability to operate a vehicle in the state of New Jersey but it can also affect your decision making. Did you know that in New Jersey drivers who are stopped on suspicion of DWI and refuse to submit to a breath test can face punishment more severe than first offense D...

NJ is One Step Closer to Restricted Licenses

Posted by Carmine R. Villani | Sep 23, 2016 | 0 Comments

New Jersey Senate Bill No. S654 has been introduced, and if passed, drivers who have lost their license due to unpaid motor vehicle surcharges or points resulting from violations would be eligible for a restricted license. However, drivers convicted of driving under the influence would not be eli...

Drunk Driving Ranking In New Jersey

Posted by Carmine R. Villani | Sep 15, 2016 | 0 Comments

The calls are growing louder for stiffer penalties against drivers with suspended licenses continuing to drive on New Jersey. MADD Drunk Driving Ranking In New Jersey Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) has ranked New Jersey as one of the worst states in terms of drunk driving and assigned ...

New Jersey DWI With A Minor Passenger

Posted by Carmine R. Villani | Sep 01, 2016 | 0 Comments

An intoxicated driver crashed her vehicle into a utility pole in Toms River, knocking out power and stopping traffic. Both she and her 11-year-old passenger were sent to Community Medical Center afterwards, and neither sustained life-threatening injuries. The 28-year-old Beachwood resident said s...

Great Weather Brings Increased DWI

Posted by Carmine R. Villani | Aug 15, 2016 | 0 Comments

The combination of hot summer weather, holidays and the beautiful New Jersey shore attracts many visitors which also bring increased highway traffic. Because of these opportunities, there are often many cases where drivers have had too much to drink while enjoying themselves, which can lead to a ...

NJ Supreme Court Rules No Jury Trial for DWI

Posted by Carmine R. Villani | Aug 08, 2016 | 0 Comments

The New Jersey Supreme Court recently ruled that there is no requirement for a jury trial, when deciding a conviction for DWI, even when the accused faces jail time. In May the New Jersey Supreme Court, in a 5-1 opinion, ruled on a case of whether a driver is entitled to a jury trial for a DWI. I...

NJ One Step Closer to Restricted licenses

Posted by Carmine R. Villani | Jul 12, 2016 | 0 Comments

Drivers with suspended licenses in the State of New Jersey are getting closer to being granted restricted licenses that would allow them to travel to and from work. A bill proposed by State Senator Shirley Turner would allow drivers who have lost their license due to unpaid vehicle surcharges and...

Increases DWI Checkpoints This 4th of July

Posted by Carmine R. Villani | Jun 27, 2016 | 0 Comments

This 4th of July weekend be prepared for DWI checkpoints on your journey back home from a late night party at a Point Pleasant, Seaside Heights or Long Beach Island bar. The number of summer DWI or sobriety checkpoints on Garden State Parkway have been increased. Jersey Shore party enthusiasts wh...

Underage DWI and its Fatal Consequences

Posted by Carmine R. Villani | Jun 23, 2016 | 0 Comments

While the normal DUI charge has serious consequences and ramifications, the DUI charge for underage drivers has even more substantial implications. Young people tend to be less experienced drivers, which can sometimes result in injuries or fatalities from accidents. But young people under the inf...

Can A Passenger Receive a DUI?

Posted by Carmine R. Villani | Jun 21, 2016 | 0 Comments

New Jersey has severe penalties for drunk driving and you can receive a DUI even if you are not driving. Most people are aware that they can be charged with a DUI if they drive with a blood alcohol concentration of 0.08% or more. However, many people may not realize that it is also illegal to all...

Man Charged With Multiple Charges in Lacey

Posted by Carmine R. Villani | Jun 20, 2016 | 0 Comments

An allegedly drunk man from Coplay, PA was charged with resisting arrest after Lacey police responded to a call from a local liquor store. The Lacey liquor store employee notified police that a man had bit another person during a dispute. The accused tried to flee when an office placed him under ...

Driving Under the Influence in Monmouth County

Posted by Carmine R. Villani | Jun 15, 2016 | 0 Comments

A DUI charge, or N.J.S.A. 39:4-50 offense, is a motor vehicle violation that results from poor decision making. Individuals must be cognizant of the fact that their decisions ultimately affect those around them – their community, their families, and their loved ones. According to the Center for D...

Underage Drinking & Driving in Monmouth County

Posted by Carmine R. Villani | Jun 13, 2016 | 0 Comments

A twenty-year old man from Wall was driving his pickup truck when it left the road and crashed, taking out two utility poles on Allenwood Road and 18th Avenue in Wall, NJ. The driver suffered non-life threatening injuries but in the process knocked out power to over 1,000 residents in Spring Lake...

Burlington City Teen Killed in DWI

Posted by Unknown | Jun 03, 2016 | 0 Comments

A 17-year-old who was walking early on a Sunday morning was killed after being hit by a driver who was under the influence of alcohol. The teen, who was a senior at Burlington City High School and a member of ROTC, was pronounced dead at the scene, which took place on Route 130 in Burlington. De...

Click It or Ticket Campaign Underway

Posted by Carmine R. Villani | May 26, 2016 | 0 Comments

The annual Click It or Ticket campaign began nationwide on May 23rd and continues through June 5th. Many New Jersey towns have received grants of $5,000 from the state's Division of Highway Safety, so they can put additional officers on the road looking for seatbelt violations. However, towns tha...

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