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May 2015 Archives

Slow driving leads to traffic stop and drunk driving charge

Police in New Jersey took three men into custody on May 24 after a vehicle aroused the suspicions of an officer because it was being driven slowly. The events unfolded in Toms River at approximately 10:20 p.m. Driving at an excessively slow speed has been cited by police officers as probable cause for a traffic stop.

New Jersey woman allegedly drove baby around while intoxicated

Police say that a 28-year-old New Jersey woman was driving while under the influence of alcohol with a 6-month-old baby in the car. Authorities stopped her vehicle after spotting it on Belleville Turnpike, and they say that the right front wheel of the car looked like it was about to fall off. After an inspection of the car, they found the a baby in a car seat that was not properly secured.

U.S. Supreme Court ruling on DWI blood tests retroactive in N.J.

Two years ago, the U.S. Supreme Court issued a ruling stating that authorities must obtain a search warrant before taking blood samples from drunk driving suspects except in emergency situations. On May 4, the New Jersey Supreme Court said that decision applies retroactively to all cases that had not yet been decided when the U.S. high court's ruling came down in 2013.

Information for CDL holders facing DUI allegations

New Jersey residents who hold commercial driver's licenses might be interested in learning about the differences between DUIs filed against professional drivers and charges levied against the non-commercial drivers. The commercial driver category encompasses a wide variety of drivers, including any person who owns or leases commercial motor vehicles.