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Lower Township Prosecutor Peter Tourison Resigns After Drunk Driving Charges

LOWER TOWNSHIP – Municipal prosecutor Peter Tourison resigned from his position as solicitor at the Lower Cape May Regional School District after being charged with drunk driving in neighboring Cape May.

Tourison, who also has private practice on Bayshore Road, still holds attorney positions at the North Wildwood School District and Erma Volunteer Fire Company. He is also a North Cape May attorney.

According to Tourison, he had three drinks on Sunday before he was pulled over by Cape May Police on Madison Avenue. He blames himself for the incident, as he took two breath tests and they both came at the lowest drunk-driving level of 0.08%.

“It is what it is. It was my own fault,” said Tourison.

In 2008, Tourison resigned from several municipal judge positions when he was involved in a minor motor vehicle drunk-driving accident that took place at the North Cape May Wawa on Bayshore Road.

The legal limit for driving in the region was lowered to 0.08% from 0.10% in 2004. Since then, a lot of people stopped and arrested for DUI say that they only had a few drinks. A BAC level in the range of 0.08% is consistent with having just a few drinks, although it may be influenced by a number of other factors such as food consumption, body weight etc.

News Source: www.PressOfAtlanticCity.com



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