A word of advice: If you’re drunk, it may be best if you don’t drive to your local police station to pick up a loved one who’s been arrested for DWI.
Everybody needs a good nap now and then, but for one Bayville man, some poor choices beforehand may cost him big.
The most common DWI arrests involve someone who becomes intoxicated at a location, perhaps a bar or a party, and is then stopped by police for traffic infractions.
An open records request made by news outlet New Jersey 101.5 is giving the public a first view of the extent to which police officers have themselves been brushing up against New Jersey’s DWI laws.
A car that was swerving and stopping erratically in the Holland Tunnel was stopped by Port Authority Police on the New Jersey side, producing a memorable encounter when the driver launched into a profane tirade against the officers.
Port Authority Police had an odd experience in June when a driver swerved her way on a blown tire into Newark Airport.
You’d think that driving drunk through a closed section of the Lincoln Tunnel would be enough, but when an NYPD officer stopped a 43-year-old driver who was going through the center tube of the tunnel in the overnight hours of May 28, the man came up with more ways to get himself in trouble.
From the pictures, it’s hard to believe that the two men in Vasili Pieratos’s Mercedes Benz walked away from a devastating crash in Park Ridge, but luckily, they did.
Well that didn’t take long.
After the new Goethals Bridge opened in early June, replacing the old bridge in connecting New Jersey to Staten Island, it took just days for police in the vicinity to arrest a man for driving drunk – and in the wrong direction – from the bridge.
Over the border in Pennsylvania, a District Judge has found herself in some hot water after a DUI stop in April.