New Jersey to Crack Down on Transit Drivers with DWIs

State leaders and even New Jersey’s US Senators are pushing an effort to restrict the job opportunities for those who’ve been convicted of DWI. After the media broke the story of Thomas Broschart, who operates a NJ Transit commuter train despite living with a ten-year driver’s license suspension from a series of DWIs in the mid-2000s, a variety of public officials spoke out.

Broschart can’t drive to or from his own job, but five days a week, he is responsible for transporting residents back and forth to work. The story sparked outrage among policymakers, and Senate President Steve Sweeney (D-Gloucester) immediately floated proposals to bar engineers who have had their driver’s license suspended for DWI.

In Washington D.C., Sens. Menendez and Booker plan to introduce legislation to clarify federal regulations about train operators and DWI. It’s well known that a DWI conviction can mess up your life, but for New Jersey transit workers, it may also mean the end of the road for your career.

There are defenses in every DWI case, and you stand your best chance of prevailing when you work with an experienced New Jersey DWI defense attorney. Matthew Reisig has helped more than 1,040 drivers avoid conviction of DWI in New Jersey. Call 732-625-9660 today and talk to a lawyer for free.

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