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DUI Crackdown planned in 19 New Jersey towns on Memorial Day Weekend

DUI crackdowns and checkpoints have been planned in 19 New Jersey towns this Memorial Day Weekend. Police departments throughout New Jersey will be out on patrol as more visitors arrive for the unofficial start to summer. An increase in patrol efforts has been announced by law enforcement since April as the high school prom season has gotten underway. Driving under… Read more

N.J. Supreme Court passes ruling stating that DWI suspects don’t have right to jury

TRENTON – According to the New Jersey Supreme Court ruling, DWI suspects don’t have the right to a jury trial. Although a drunken driving charge in the state of New Jersey is not considered a criminal offense, anyone accused of a DWI will have to face jail time and steep fines for any repeat offenses. The ruling was passed Thursday… Read more

Law Requiring NJ Police Cars To Have Dashboard Cameras Ruled Unconstitutional

A 2014 New Jersey law that required new police patrol cars to have dashboard cameras has been made unconstitutional. The decision was ruled Wednesday by a state board saying that it does not provide an adequate funding source. The ruling was passed by the Council on Local Mandates as a result of a challenge brought by Deptford Township, Gloucester County,… Read more

Alleged Drunk Driver Hit By Train After Driving Onto Railroad Tracks

HASBROUCK HEIGHTS – 50-year-old Ediberto Rodriguez of Clifton was hit by a train early Saturday morning after he drove his truck onto railroad tracks while intoxicated. Rodriguez was driving his silver 2001 Toyota Tundra near Malcolm Avenue at around 1 a.m. when he drove onto the tracks. According to Nancy Snyder, an NJ Transit spokeswoman, the area is not a… Read more

Are DWI laws In New Jersey Tough Enough?

TRENTON – The recent increase in drunken driving related incidents has lead to the discussion whether DWI laws in New Jersey are tough enough or not. One of the incidents resulted in the death of two grandparents in a head-on collision by 23-year-old Frank Cabezas who was driving drunk. According to police reports, Cabezas was driving on a suspended license… Read more

Drunk Driver Plows Through First Floor Of Office Building In Fairfield

FAIRFIELD – 52-year-old James Feeny of Hackettstown was arrested early Saturday morning after he allegedly drove a car through the first floor of an office building in Fairfield while driving drunk. According to the authorities, Feeny was driving a 2013 black Ford and smashed it into a building entrance. Fairfield Police Department Chief Anthony G. Manna stated that the building… Read more

Distracted Driving Kills More People On N.J. Roads Than Anything Else

According to an analysis by the State Police, driver inattention and distracted driving is the biggest factor causing fatalities. The analysis done in 2014 showed that driver inattention causes more fatal collisions than speeding and drug or alcohol impairment. A total of 523 fatal accidents took place in 2014, which resulted in the death of 556 people. 170 of these… Read more

Drug Overdose Identified In Fatal Cherry Hill Crash

CHERRY HILL – An unidentified 44-year-old Marlton man, who died in a crash on Christmas Eve, was believed to be highly overdosed. According to the authorities, the driver of the vehicle lost control after he had an “adverse reaction to drugs”. The single-car crash took place Friday on Route 70, near Cuthbert Boulevard. Police responded to the scene at about… Read more

Pennsylvania Woman Faces DWI Charge After Wrong-Way I-295 Crash

WEST DEPTFORD TWP. – A Pennsylvania woman has been charged with drunken driving after she drove northbound in the southbound lanes of Interstate 295 and collided with a pickup truck early Monday morning. The woman, who was later identified as 26-year-old Eileen Dougherty of Boothwyn, was driving a Toyota Prius northbound in the southbound lanes shortly before 4:30 a.m. when… Read more

N.J. Trooper Charged With DWI Says ‘I’m Not Drunk’ In Dashboard Video

TRENTON – Sgt. First Class Michael Roadside, who was charged with drunken driving last month, stated that he was sober on the scene of the parkway rest stop crash which he allegedly caused while on duty. A dashboard video recording released on Wednesday showed Roadside saying “I’m not drunk.” According to Roadside, he blamed his slurred speech, erratic behavior, and… Read more