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Accident leads to DWI charge in New Jersey

When police come to the scene of an accident, they investigate and press charges if they believe a crime was committed. If they believe intoxication may have caused the car accident or incident, there may cause for them to file a DWI charge. A recent car accident along a New Jersey roadway resulted in a DWI charge against a driver involved in a single vehicle accident.

Around 3:30 a.m. on a Saturday, police responded to the scene of an accident. A man had been driving west in the eastern lanes of a roadway. He was alone in the vehicle, and the car overturned from the accident. At the time, police were not able to determine how long the man had been traveling the wrong way down the road or what exactly led to the accident.

New Jersey man faces drug charges after driving incident

People may assume police can only stop a vehicle when it is driving on the road in a way they deem suspicious or erratic or that they need a warrant to search any vehicle at any time. However, if the police see a vehicle in a parking lot and believe there is reason to stop the car, they can and often do. A police stop in a New Jersey led to a man facing drug charges after police believed there was reason to search the car.

The incident began in a Quick Chek parking lot. There was a report that alerted police to erratic driving at night. The 38-year-old driver was given field sobriety tests, and authorities say he failed those tests. Police then searched the vehicle and say there were eight bags with residual heroin and two bags of heroin. Reportedly, there was also a syringe.

Man charged with fraud after using stolen credit card

A young man in New Jersey was arrested on charges of committing fraud with a stolen credit card. According to police, the man was identified after he used a stolen credit card to purchase cigarettes and gift cards at a mall in Bernards Township. Authorities believe that the man found the card on the ground at the mall, near the Dunkin’ Donuts store. He has since been arrested and charged with fraud.

Allegedly, the 24-year-old man found the credit card on a recent Monday at the mall at around 12 p.m. According to police, he took the card to the Stop & Shop store, where he bought approximately $105.50 of gift cards and cigarettes of an unknown number. Nevertheless, police claim that they caught the entire ordeal on videotape, and they recognized the man’s face on camera because the man has had other run-ins with the law.

Father faces DUI charge after trying to pick up son at school

A New Jersey man has been arrested and charged with DUI after allegedly driving to his child’s school and trying to pick him up while inebriated. The incident occurred on a recent Tuesday afternoon in Chatham. Police arrived at the school at approximately 1:30 p.m. following a call from the principal of the school, who told authorities that the father appeared to be drunk. The man must now answer the DUI charge in court.

According to a police spokesperson, an officer observed the man leaving the school parking lot without his child. The man proceeded to drive away but later allegedly drove through a stop sign at an intersection. Police then pulled the man over, performed various field sobriety tests and ultimately placed him under arrest. In addition to DUI, the man faces charges of reckless driving and failing to stop at a stop sign.

New Jersey drug charges: Man and woman arrested in hotel room

Police have arrested a man and a woman from Hackettstown on drug charges. The incident occurred at a Mount Olive hotel while the man and woman were allegedly hallucinating and high on methamphetamine. The two must now face their drug charges in New Jersey court.

Police officers first reported to the hotel at 4:09 a.m., on June 26, after receiving a call that a man was trying to enter a hotel room with a knife. When police arrived, they found a 27-year-old man and a 27-year-old woman in a hotel room. Police claim to have found meth, drug paraphernalia and hash oil in the room. They also found a child, who was asleep on the bed. The Division of Child Protection and Permanency took the child into custody, and the two adults were arrested.

New Jersey marijuana arrest: 3 taken into custody for drug crimes

Police in New Jersey have announced the seizure of approximately 80 pounds of alleged marijuana in Jersey City. They say that the suspected marijuana seizure took place after a shipment of the substance was received at a warehouse in the city. In addition to the drug confiscation, three individuals were also taken into custody under marijuana arrest.

The incident occurred on a recent Wednesday after authorities received a report regarding three suspicious packages. Police allegedly found the boxes to contain 78 pounds of pot. Police waited with the packages to see if anyone would arrive to pick them up. The following day, a man arrived to claim the packages. He and two individuals, who were waiting inside his van, were taken into custody.

New Jersey man charged with drunk driving after hitting cop car

New Jersey authorities allege that a man who ran his vehicle into a police car was drunk. Police further indicate that the struck officer was injured in the incident. The crash occurred earlier in 2014, but it was not until Monday that the driver turned himself into authorities after being charged with drunk driving, reckless driving and assault by auto.

The man — who is from Egg Harbor Township — surrendered to police in Hamilton Township on June 16. In their charges against the man, police say that the 41-year-old driver was traveling along Route 40 at the time the accident occurred in April. Allegedly, the man lost control of his car, passed over into oncoming traffic and collided with a police vehicle.

New Jersey man pleads guilty to driving while intoxicated

A New Jersey man accused of drunk driving recently pleaded guilty to criminal charges. The 55-year-old man pleaded guilty on multiple counts of assault and confessed that he was drunk and driving while intoxicated at the time of an unfortunate crash that injured three people. News of his guilty plea was released by the acting prosecutor for Middlesex County.

Police investigators apparently concluded that the man was driving a 2012 Mercedes when he lost control and crossed a double yellow line before hitting an oncoming sport utility vehicle. A 57-year-old woman, who was operating the SUV, was airlifted to a hospital, where she received treatment for severe injuries. Another passenger in the woman’s car, a 31-year-old man, also required hospital treatment for serious injuries. Another 31-year-old woman, who was driving behind the sport utility vehicle, was also hospitalized.

Large-scale drug bust leads to arrest of 325 on drug charges

Authorities recently completed a large-scale heroin drug bust operation. Over 300 individuals were arrested on drug charges in the bust. Allegedly, almost $350,000 of heroin was also seized, officials in New Jersey said.

The drug initiative required eight weeks to complete. Among the 325 individuals who were arrested, over 280 are accused of being users and over 40 are accused of being dealers. Authorities say that they seized 11,800 heroin bags. Drug seizures included raw heroin weighing 1,200 grams, 32 guns and approximately $25,000 in cash. Agents claimed that part of the operation included the dismantling of two heroin packaging and stamping facilities.

Young man faces driving while intoxicated charges in fatal crash

A New Jersey man was recently arrested by police on charges of drunk driving. The man has been accused of causing a fatal car accident along Interstate 95 that resulted in the death of three individuals. His arrest and driving while intoxicated charge was made public on a recent Wednesday.

The 19-year-old driver is from Hamilton Township. In addition to being charged with three counts of vehicular homicide, the man has also been charged with leaving a fatal car accident scene. His indictment was heard by a grand jury in Mercer County.

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