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 and Wall and shut down area roads for a number of hours. He was arrested for driving while intoxicated.
Underage Drinking and Driving in Wall NJ
Underage drinking and driving is covered by N.J.S.A. 39:4-50.14 as follows:
1. Any person under the legal age to purchase alcoholic beverages who operates a motor vehicle with a blood alcohol concentration of 0.01% or more, but less than 0.08%, by weight of alcohol in his blood, shall forfeit his right to operate a motor vehicle over the highways of this State or shall be prohibited from obtaining a license to operate a motor vehicle in this State for a period of not less than 30 or more than 90 days beginning on the date he becomes eligible to obtain a license or on the day of conviction, whichever is later, and shall perform community service for a period of not less than 15 or more than 30 days.
In addition, the person shall satisfy the program and fee requirements of an Intoxicated Driver Resource Center or participate in a program of alcohol education and highway safety as prescribed by the chief administrator.
The penalties provided under the provisions of this section shall be in addition to the penalties which the court may impose under N.J.S.2C:33-15, R.S.33:1-81, R.S.39:4-50 or any other law.
Consumption of alcohol by an underage person in New Jersey is illegal. The operation of a motor vehicle in New Jersey while under the influence of alcohol is illegal as well.
If you have been charged with drunk driving in New Jersey, please contact the experienced attorneys of Villani & DeLuca as a conviction can have very serious consequences.
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