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Ocean Grove Delivery Driver Crashes Truck While Drunk

Posted by Carmine R. Villani | Jun 30, 2016 | 0 Comments

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A Red Bull delivery truck driver suffered minor injuries when he crashed his truck on Atlantic Avenue in Wall. The twenty-eight year old Ocean Grove resident was charged with driving while intoxicated after his truck veered off the road, struck a utility pole and a fence and finally stopped between two trees. No other persons or vehicles were involved in the incident. However, Atlantic Avenue was closed for a time so JCPL could make utility repairs.

Risking Your Livelihood – DWI and Your CDL License

A DWI conviction is not something anyone wants to experience. It can cause months of stress due to fines, loss of license and even jail time. However, if you are convicted of a DWI and you hold a commercial driver's license (CDL), you may find yourself looking for a new job. Your Commercial Driver License can be revoked as a result of a DWI conviction.

In New Jersey, non-commercial drivers can be convicted of DWI if their blood alcohol concentration (BAC) is 0.08% or higher. However, N.J.S.A 39:10-13 states that a person shall not operate a commercial vehicle in New Jersey with a BAC of 0.04%. This applies to all CDL drivers, even those who are not driving a commercial vehicle at the time of the DWI.

The first DUI conviction received while driving a passenger vehicle, will result in a three to twelve-month basic driver license suspension and a one-year CDL suspension. The problem is that when your driving privileges are restored, it is going to be difficult to find work. Companies do not want to hire a commercial driver if he or she has a DWI conviction. A driver with a previous DWI is too much of a liability. If you receive a second DWI conviction in a passenger vehicle, your basic driver's license will be suspended for two years and your CDL will be permanently revoked.

Are You a CDL Driver Facing DWI Charges?

If you are faced with DWI charges in New Jersey, and you risk losing your CDL, you need an experienced defense attorney. In addition to being at risk of losing your livelihood, you may also face jail time, higher insurance rates and fines. It is important to contact Villani & DeLuca to discuss your case. Call 732-965-3999 today for a free consultation.

About the Author

Carmine R. Villani

Founding partner, Carmine Villani, Esq. is a former municipal prosecutor with over 20 years experience in Criminal and DWI Defense.

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