A twenty-six year old male from Norwalk Connecticut has been arrested and charged with among other things, driving while intoxicated in Sparta. The Defendant is alleged to crossed the double yellow lines and hit a delivery truck head on just before 3am. Both drivers were checked out by the Sparta First Aid Squad but both decided to seek any further treatment. After the evaluation was conducted, the Defendant was questioned by the police and it was determined at that point that he was under the influence. Based on the officers determinations, the Defendant was asked to preform several Standardized Field Sobriety Tests, to which he failed. As a result he was arrested and charged with several motor vehicle violations including, driving while intoxicated, reckless driving, failure to keep right and no insurance. It is unclear at this point in time whether or not the Defendant was charged with assault by auto as well. If so, he will also be facing a criminal charge as well.
The Defendant was eventually released pursuant t John’s Law and issued a summons to appear in the Sparta Municipal Court to answer the charges. Provided this is the Defendant’s first offense, he will be facing up to thirty days in the Morris County Jail, up to a twelve (12) month loss of driver’s license, twelve hours in the Intoxicated Driver’s Resource Center, a fine around $800 and installation of the ignition interlock device as well. For more information on first offense DWI offenses in New Jersey please checkout our practice series by clicking here. For the penalties for a second, third or subsequent DWI offenses, please click the following links.
DWI Lawyers in Sparta NJ
The Law Offices of Jonathan F. Marshall is an experience DWI and criminal defense firm serving all of Morris County. If you or a loved one has been arrested and charged with driving under the influence, assault by auto, DWI or refusal in towns like Mount Olive, Madison, Parsippany, Dover or elsewhere in New Jersey we can help. For an initial free consultation, please contact our Morristown office. Our attorneys are available 24/7 to help assist in any way possible.