Two recent accidents in South Brunswick were related to drunk driving, according to the local police chief. December is recognized as National Drunk and Drug-Impaired Driving Prevention Month both here in New Jersey and around the nation, and law enforcement is reminding residents of the potential consequences to a DWI. The outcome of these two cases speaks to their warning.
What allegedly took place at both incidents?
In the first case, a 38-year-old man struck a vehicle that was stopped at a red light on Route 1. While no injuries were reported by the driver or the 28-year-old female driver he hit, police were called to the scene and a determination was made that the man was driving under the influence. He was arrested and charged with DWI alcohol.
In the second case, a 54-year-old man struck another vehicle on Route 522, also stopped at a traffic signal. The force of the impact pushed the first struck vehicle into the back of a second. Two people were taken to the local hospital with undescribed injuries. The 54-year-old man also faces DWI charges for his alleged role in the accident.
Legal support could prove critical
DWI is an offense that typically worsens in numbers around the holiday season, and particularly this year as the national averages of drinking have gone up during the pandemic. While avoiding drinking and driving is always the best bet, it is possible to fight a DWI charge in Minnesota criminal court. With the help of a dedicated attorney who can review the prosecution’s evidence, a strong defense can often be built against most DWI and adjacent charges.