Red Bull may give you wings, but it won’t get you out of a drunk driving charge. Nicholas Skokos, 28, found this out while driving the company delivery truck apparently under the influence. The truck left the traffic lane and collided with a utility pole, then a park fence at the Allaire State Park in Wall, New Jersey. Skokos sustained minor injuries and was taken to Jersey Shore University Medical Center, where he was charged by police with driving while intoxicated.
Commercial drivers operate under different rules than the rest of us, and CDL drivers can be charged with DWI in New Jersey with blood alcohol levels as low as .04%. Conviction will cost you your job if you hold a CDL, and even after your driver’s license is restored, there’s little chance that a company will trust you to operate their vehicles given the liability risk.
Your best chance at coming through this with your career intact is to work with an experienced New Jersey DUI/DWI attorney. Matthew Reisig has defended clients against DUI charges for nearly 20 years, and has helped more than 1,000 drivers avoid conviction on DUI charges. Call 732-625-9660 today and talk to a DUI/DWI defense lawyer for free.