Sobriety patrol and checkpoints are in full force to get drunk drivers off the road. In New Jersey, Morris Plains Police have started a year-end campaign to crack down on intoxicated drivers. The "Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over" saturation patrol's main goal is to reduce the rate of drunk driving accidents.
When someone drives drunk, everyone on the road becomes a potential victim. Police say a man set off a chain reaction of drunk driving accidents that involved nine vehicles with injuries. In New Jersey and in every other state, drunk driving is a serious offense with severe consequences, including stiff fines and possible jail time.
Federal statistics show that fatalities from drunk driving have risen significantly in New Jersey by 25 percent. This figure puts New Jersey in the top four states in the country for drunk driving accidents involving fatalities. The National Highway Transportation Safety Administration officials reported that 137 people died last year, up 27 percent over 2015 alcohol-impaired crashes. Only three other states saw a higher increase.
A family is devastated by the loss of two brothers and a third who is being charged in their deaths after a deadly car accident. The crash happened on Sunday at 1:15 a.m. on Route 46 in Dover, New Jersey. Sadly, the consequences of drunk driving accidents will impact this family and all others involved forever.
Flowers mark the spot in Washington Township where a young mother recently lost her life because of someone allegedly driving drunk. Drunk driving accidents are a tragedy for all involved, but this one in New Jersey, is particularly tragic. The family is still in shock, and rightfully so.
Tractor-trailer crashes seem to be more common than ever on interstates today. The size of these vehicles alone is daunting and intimidating to those who drive next to them on New Jersey highways. Imagine how devastating it would be if a truck driver gets behind the wheel of one of these giant trucks drunk and causes a string of drunk driving accidents.
On the evening of May 31, a cyclist in New Jersey was struck by a Ford pickup truck and badly injured. The driver fled the scene but was followed and arrested a short time later. Police believe that impairment contributed to this man's actions. Sadly, drunk driving accidents can have terrible consequences for everyone involved.
A young man who was set to graduate from Rutgers University this month was hit and killed by a drunk driver just two days before the commencement ceremony. This accident occurred Friday, May 12, in Linden. According to the laws of New Jersey, surviving family members of those killed in drunk driving accidents may have legal recourse.
One individual lost his or her life in a recent single-vehicle crash in New Jersey. The driver believed responsible was allegedly impaired when the wreck happened. Per state laws, family members of victims killed in drunk driving accidents may have legal recourse.
The woman believed responsible for a pedestrian accident in New Jersey has been arrested and charged for the incident. According to police, this individual was impaired at the time of the crash. Sadly, drunk driving accidents of this nature are fairly common occurrences. The victims of such events may have legal recourse.