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DWI charges filed against Manahawkin man

On Behalf of | Feb 10, 2022 | DWI/DUI |

Stafford Township police have confirmed an arrest they made on the night of Jan. 25. The 27-year-old New Jersey resident is facing charges of DWI as well as other offenses, following a single-vehicle accident. The man is currently in police custody and is being held at Ocean County Jail, pending a trial date. 

The alleged details of the incident 

According to the report, around 7:30 p.m. on the night in question, police were called to investigate a single vehicle that had reportedly crashed into a tree. When they arrived on the scene, they found the 27-year-old driver, who they say was expressing signs of intoxication. A subsequent search of his vehicle was initiated.  

Inside the vehicle, police say they found a 9mm handgun that was loaded. The vehicle was towed from the scene, and the man was arrested. He faces charges of second-degree unlawful possession of a handgun, motor vehicle summonses and, of course, DWI. If he is found guilty, he could face fines, the loss of his license and possibly even jail time.  

Moving forward when facing serious charges  

In order for a DWI conviction to be won in a New Jersey criminal court, evidence of the man’s intoxication must be presented by prosecutors in a way that leaves little room for doubt. If evidence of his alleged state cannot be produced, the case could be dismissed. Otherwise, a criminal defense attorney representing the man will carefully review the evidence and the facts of the case in the interest of building a strong defense.