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39-Year-Old Bayonne Mother Drives While Drunk With 5-Year-Old Son In Backseat

BAYONNE – 39-year-old Jennifer Ciaglia of West 30th Street has been accused of driving while drunk. According to police reports, the city woman was driving with her 5-year-old son in the backseat. She also damaged two cars. The incident took place around 5:53 p.m. on Monday when Ciaglia crashed her green Jeep into a parked, unoccupied Toyota pickup truck at… Read more

Middlesex County Man Charged With DWI For Causing A 5 Car Crash At Holland Tunnel

JERSEY CITY – A five car crash was caused inside Holland Tunnel on Saturday by a Middlesex County man who was charged with DWI. According to Port Authority spokesman Joe Pentangelo, the incident took place around 12:50 p.m. in the south New York bound tube. Officers on patrol responded to the crash on foot due to heavy traffic. When they… Read more

Cherry Hill Police Officer Injured In Route 70 Head-On Collision

A Cherry Hill police officer was injured in a crash that took place early Saturday on New Jersey Route 70 when a vehicle driving the wrong way collided head-on with the police car. The incident took place at around 1:38 a.m. when the driver of a green 1998 Chevy Malibu traveling east in the westbound lanes of Route smashed into… Read more

More Than 20,000 DWI Cases Up In The Air After Officer Accused Of Records Tampering

TRENTON – More than 20,000 DWI cases across New Jersey are under question after a State Police sergeant has been accused of falsifying records. Sgt. Marc Dennis is facing criminal charges September after a supervisor reported that he had skipped an essential step which is legally required in re-calibrating three breath-testing devices that were used by local police to check… Read more

Driver Gets 4 Years For Drunken Driving Crash

ELIZABETH – 30-year-old Robert McGowan of Connecticut pleaded guilty in September to charges of second-degree vehicular homicide and third-degree assault by auto. These charges stem from an incident that took place on 1 October 2011, resulting in the death of 69-year-old Peter Tyliczka of Old Bridge. Two passengers riding in the vehicle were also injured in the crash. The victims… Read more

Newly Retired Scotch Plains Police Chief Caught On Camera In Alleged DUI Crash

SOUTH PLAINFIELD – According to police reports, 51-year-old Brian T. Mahoney, the newly retired Scotch Plains police chief, was charged with DUI after a crash that took place last month. Mahoney’s blood alcohol content at the time of the crash was recorded nearly three times the legal limit. The dashcam video available as police evidence showed that Mahoney would not… Read more

Pequannock Township Urged To Support Stiffer Fines And Penalties For DWIs

13-year-old David Heim from Sussex County and Ralph Politi Jr., a community activist and business owner from East Hanover, both lost their lives to drunken drivers in different incidents. Politi was killed by a drunken driver who swerved out of her lane and hit him as he stood by his pickup truck. The driver faced first-degree aggravated manslaughter charges and… Read more

New Jersey State Police sergeant charged with records tampering in DWI cases

TRENTON – Sgt. Marc Dennis with the New Jersey State Police, has been charged with records tampering for allegedly skipping a very important step which is needed in the calibration of alcohol breath testing devices. The revelation has put more than 20,000 DWI cases under question, and it could open up court challenges in all these cases. Details of the… Read more

Camden County Man Sentenced To Prison For Fatal Crash After Bar Fight

FREEHOLD – 24-year-old Edwin Martinez of Camden has been sentenced to more than 8 years in prison for driving drunk after getting into a fight at a Belmar bar and killing a passenger riding in his vehicle that night. Martinez was sentenced to 10 years imprisonment from which he will have to serve more than 8 years in prison before… Read more

Former Monmouth County Prosecutor Pleads Guilty To Refusing DWI Test

EAST WINDSOR – Ex-prosecutor, Luis A. Valentin, pleaded guilty to refusing to submit to a breath alcohol test in East Windsor after he was stopped in March last year. According to the report, Valentin’s license was suspended for seven months, and he was ordered to install an ignition interlock device in his vehicle for six months. 50-year-old Valentin, who was… Read more