Multiple charges have been filed against two different drivers in Washington Township, according to police. The New Jersey township was the site of two arrests for reckless driving and suspected DWI. Both individuals are now awaiting trial dates, and it is likely that both are now focused on preparing a criminal defense.
What are the alleged details of the incidents?
According to the two reports filed, on October 2 the first incident took place around 4 a.m. when officers responded to a call regarding a single-vehicle accident on Mission Road. A vehicle driven by a man from Long Valley had crashed into a utility pole. On arrival, police believed the man to be intoxicated, and he was arrested and charged with multiple infractions, including DWI, reckless driving and failure to maintain a lane.
The second incident occurred roughly 24 hours later on October 3, when a man was stopped while driving on Route 46. The man was also identified as being potentially under the influence of alcohol or drugs. He was charged with DWI as well as speeding, reckless driving and driving with an expired registration. Neither of the men appears to be in police custody at this time.
Building a strong defense when facing these charges
In both cases, a DWI defense will likely be presented by criminal defense attorneys representing the accused men. This can be a complicated affair, as multiple factors must be considered in preparing a meaningful defense to a DWI charge. An attorney will carefully review the evidence presented by police as well as all pertinent reports to determine the best way to defend the client against the filed charges.