Last December, Port Authority police experienced what must have amounted to a relatively amusing DWI encounter on the New Jersey side of the Holland Tunnel. According to the Associated Press, 31-year-old Karol Andino pulled her vehicle over near the Holland Tunnel in Jersey City and exited the car.
Police approached her around 2:30 a.m., at which time Andino told them she was “looking for New Jersey.” When told that she had found it, Andino continued to insist that she was “looking for New Jersey,” and was taken into custody on suspicion of DWI. Her blood alcohol content was later recorded as .25%, which is more than three times the legal limit of .08%.
Amusing or not, DWI charges are extremely serious is New Jersey, and often result in a cycle of high fines, suspended license, further police encounters for driving on a suspended license in NJ, more high fines, and on and on. Thousands of New Jersey citizens are caught up in this, and the only way to keep yourself out of it is to fight back hard against your DWI charge.
Matthew Reisig has been defending clients in New Jersey against DWI and related charges for nearly 20 years, and has helped more than 1,040 drivers avoid conviction on DWI. Call 732-625-9660 today for a free consultation with an experienced New Jersey DWI defense attorney.