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18-year-old charged with DWI following crash

A New Jersey teenager was taken into police custody on suspicion of drunk driving after his vehicle collided with a utility pole on July 18. The one-car crash occurred near the Rivers Edge Drive intersection in Toms River at approximately 7 a.m.

DUI checkpoint results in 4 arrests

Law enforcement authorities with the New Jersey State Police reportedly took four people into custody on July 18 during a DUI checkpoint they had set up on the Garden State Parkway. According to reports, the checkpoint was set up in the northbound lanes near the PNC Arts Center near Holmdel.

Submitting to or refusing a breath test

Since DUI laws can vary in different states and word of mouth information can muddle the truth, people in New Jersey and other states are sometimes confused about what to do when suspected of drinking and driving. Learning about implied consent laws can help one make an informed decision when deciding whether or not to submit to a breath test.

Appeals court says officers didn't need warrant for blood test

A New Jersey appeals court ruled against a DUI defendant who attempted to have the results of a blood alcohol test thrown out. The woman argued that her blood had been drawn without a warrant and that the 2013 U.S. Supreme Court decision in Missouri v. McNeely should be applied to her case. In the earlier case, the Supreme Court had ruled that police officers should always obtain a warrant for a blood draw unless there are exigent circumstances.

New Jersey woman taken into custody on DUI charge

Authorities in Berkeley say that a 52-year-old woman was taken into custody for DUI and a variety of other charges. Police initiated a traffic stop at about 11:13 a.m. on June 25 after an officer noticed a vehicle going the wrong way on Jamaica Boulevard. In addition to allegedly being impaired, the woman was discovered to be driving without a license.