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New Jersey charged after crash from driving while intoxicated

Whenever someone commits a driving infraction or a crime while operating a motor vehicle, any criminal charges pursued against that individual may be amplified if there was an accident involved. Reportedly, this was the case recently in New Jersey when a car accident occurred. The teacher who was behind the wheel was allegedly driving while intoxicated and struck a patrol car.

The accident occurred last April just before 2 a.m. as a police officer was stopped alongside another police officer’s car. The officer had reportedly stopped to help with a radio problem. As he was at that scene, a car came behind and rear-ended the car.

Man pulled over in New Jersey faces drug charges

When police pull over a vehicle, they may find that they have reason to file charges unrelated to why they may have originally pulled the individual over. A simple traffic infraction can then lead to much more serious charges against a driver or even passengers. Recently in New Jersey, a man was pulled over and ended up having drug charges filed against him.

Just after midnight on a weekday, police stopped a car for what they said was a moving violation. Once they stopped the driver, the police contend that there was the smell of marijuana. They also report that the man, who is 20 years old, wasn’t able to do the field sobriety tests asked of him. It was not reported what the field sobriety tests consisted of or what exactly the man may not have been able to complete.

Teen faces sexual assault offense in New Jersey

During the summer, teens and young adults often take jobs or volunteer positions working with young children. The position of a camp counselor fits the bill and can entail being alone with kids for extended periods of time. For one teen in New Jersey, a camp counselor position has ended with the teen facing charges related to an alleged sexual assault offense.

The counselor is a 16-year-old boy. He stands accused of having inappropriate conduct that was sexual in nature with three other boys, although no specifics were given. The boys involved were said to be 6 years old. All children who were placed under the care of the counselor in question were interviewed by the police.

Nanny in New Jersey faces DUI charge

Any kind of accident or altercation can lead to criminal charges if the police become involved. When the police are called to a scene and believe there may be a drunk driving incident in progress, the suspect can face any number of consequences. A recent incident in New Jersey is gaining attention because an on-duty nanny was involved in an accident that ended in a DUI charge being filed.

The incident unfolded as a woman hired a nanny through an online service. When the mom returned home after leaving the nanny alone with her child, she found the nanny allegedly passed out from alcohol. The nanny fled the scene in a car and crashed the car, hitting a fire hydrant.

New Jersey man faces drug charges after traffic stop

Whenever there is a traffic stop or a car is sitting in traffic, the police may ask to confirm information, or they may even ask to search a vehicle if they believe that there is reason to after speaking with the driver or researching the driver's history. If they search a vehicle and find that there is something amiss or illegal, they may then make an arrest. Recently, a search of a New Jersey man’s car after he was sitting at an intersection led to his arrest, as he now faces drug charges.

Police recently saw a vehicle at an intersection and decided to run a check on the car through their computer system. Through this check, they discovered that the owner of the vehicle had a suspended license. The officer then stopped the vehicle.

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.

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