A young Hampton man is off to a bad start, at least when it comes to alcohol and cars.
According to press reports, Tyler J. Auburger, who is just 18 years old, has already been arrested twice for DWI, alcohol, and drug related offenses.
In February, he was arrested by Clinton Township police after rear-ending another car on Route 31 south and charged with DWI, drug offenses, and leaving the scene of an accident.
Now it appears that Auburger may just have been getting started.
In late May, Hampton police responded to a report of an apparent motor-vehicle crash in the early evening, while other reports came in of a vehicle weaving across lanes as it drove south on Sergeantsville Road.
Police found the vehicle, based on a description and license plate number provided by witnesses, at a driveway on Route 579, and determined that Auburger’s vehicle was damaged and had sustained that damage from at least two crashes that day.
Two properties on Sergeantsville Road had suffered damage, one to the lawn, and one to crops and a fence.
Auburger was charged this time with DWI, refusal, and other traffic offenses.
Underage drivers who are convicted of DWI face years, and possibly a lifetime, of punishment, as auto insurance is made unaffordable or simply unavailable when there’s a record of underage DWI.
Parents should take the initiative and get legal support for their children who have been charged.
Minimizing the long term damage of a poor decision, or several of them, made by young people can provide a big boost to them in life.
If you or your child has been charged with DWI in New Jersey, call Matthew Reisig today at 732-625-9660 for a free consultation with an experienced New Jersey DWI defense lawyer.