Drunk driving is a hot topic for many people. More than likely, most people know someone that has been involved some sort of DUI incident. A New Jersey man is now facing a DUI offense after being arrested leaving a parking lot.
When an individual is accused of a DUI offense in New Jersey, the burden of proving the charges rests with a prosecutor. That burden is often helped by the introduction into evidence of the results from a breath test administered by law enforcement authorities. One recent arrest that purportedly involved a breath test refusal by the driver underscores some of the legal issues in drunk driving cases.
New Jersey authorities claim that a single-car accident in Hoboken happened because the driver was drunk. Adding complexity to the case, the driver apparently refused to take an Alcotest after the police said he failed field sobriety tests. As a result, he was charged with DUI, failure to submit to a breath test and driving an unregistered vehicle.
New Jersey residents will be interested to hear of a man in Vineland who was recently arrested for drunk driving three times in 16 days. A police officer claims to have witnessed the 45-year-old's car swerve over the yellow line and remain in the middle turn lane for some distance without turning. Citing that behavior as probable cause, the officer pulled the driver over.