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New Jersey State Worker Charged With Driving Drunk After Striking Two Vehicles With Snow Plow

Date: January 24, 2018

PEQUANNOCK, New Jersey – 36-year-old Roger, who is a New Jersey Department of Transportation worker, was charged with driving drunk as the snow plow he was operating hit 2 vehicles.

On Monday, he sideswiped a vehicle at about 5:40 p.m. at the Boulevard and Route 23 intersection. He got out of the vehicle, looked at what happened to the vehicle he struck and then went back into his vehicle.

He then hit another vehicle which was driven by Dawn Coleson. According to her, she saw the plow coming straight to her car. “I held the brakes so I didn’t hit the car in front of me and I stopped the car and got out, looked at the damage and banged on the guy’s window and said ‘you hit me’.”

Attieh said sorry to her and stayed there until the cops arrived. Coleson told that Attieh was not able to stand on his feet and the cops had to hold him. He was asked for a sample to test his BAC level. The test showed he was driving with a .37 BAC level which is much higher than the legal limit.

The cops charged Attieh for DWI and reckless driving.

Luckily, no individual sustained any injury.

It was not the first time he was charged for drunk driving. He has been taken into custody for DUI 3 times before. The most recent incident when he was taken into custody for driving under the influence of alcohol took place last month.

According to DOT, “We take these issues very seriously and the department is fully cooperating with local law enforcement’s investigation. Mr. Attieh is an NJ DOT employee and the department has begun its investigation required for disciplinary action.”

The department said that driver’s licenses of employees are checked after regular intervals, but they didn’t catch this one.

News Source: www.ABC7NY.com

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Attorney James A. Abate practices Criminal Defense, DWI Defense, Business Litigation, Real Estate & Personal injury cases in Union County, New Jersey.