In New Jersey and other states, wrong-way drivers are responsible for causing an alarming number of accidents each year. One of the most common reasons people end up driving on the wrong side of the road is driving under the influence of drugs and/or alcohol. Although no accidents were reported, three drivers in New Jersey were arrested on suspicion of DWI after driving on the wrong side of various streets throughout Hoboken.
On March 4, officers stopped a vehicle heading the wrong way on a one-way street. The incident occurred around 11 p.m. A 34-year-old woman from Newark was arrested and faces charges of DWI, reckless driving and wrong way on a one-way road.
The following day, members of the Hoboken Police Department stopped a vehicle that was blocking a fire hydrant and facing the wrong way on the road. A 23-year-old man from Chester was arrested and charged with DWI, blocking a fire hydrant and reckless driving. He was released into the custody of a responsible party.
Early in the morning of March 6, police noticed a vehicle traveling the wrong way along a one-way street near Hudson and Newark Streets. After stopping the vehicle, they suspected the driver was intoxicated and administered field sobriety tests. The 34-year-old man was charged with DWI, refusal to submit to chemical testing, driving an unregistered vehicle, reckless driving and driving the wrong way on a one -way road.
Right to defense
Each accused individual faces serious consequences if convicted. As such, they will want to work closely with an experienced criminal defense attorney in New Jersey to increase their chances of obtaining the most successful outcome possible. A lawyer will analyze all aspects of a particular case and the procedures law enforcement used to assess intoxication and make arrests in preparation for challenging the admissibility of evidence the prosecution plans to offer in court against the accused.