A crash on Route 206 has led to the arrest of a driver involved in the car accident, according to local sources. New Jersey authorities have charged the Newton driver with DWI among other charges after an accident that damaged another vehicle. Both the driver and his passenger have been released, pending the completion of the police investigation.
The reported details from the incident
According to police on the scene, on Dec. 30, the man was traveling northbound on Route 206 in Byram when the accident occurred. Reportedly, the man crossed a double yellow line into the southbound lane, sideswiping a southbound vehicle. Thankfully, no one was injured in the collision.
The man was questioned on the scene by police, who believed the man to be in an intoxicated state. Multiple field sobriety tests were performed, all of which the man reportedly failed. He was taken into custody along with his passenger, a woman believed to be under the influence of CDS. The man faces charges including DWI, reckless driving and several other infractions.
Building the best defense case possible
When the man’s vehicle has been searched, police may choose to expand the list of charges and/or to charge the passenger as well. However, in order for such a search to be conducted, a warrant must usually be obtained from a local New Jersey court. Even then, it is still the responsibility of the prosecutor to prove the man’s alleged intoxication beyond reasonable doubt in order for a conviction for DWI to be won. If insufficient evidence exists to prove this in court, the charges could be reduced or the case dropped altogether.