Former mayor and current Sparta town councilman Jerard “Jerry” Murphy, was pulled over one night in February after local police witnessed him speeding and weaving.
Once stopped, they smelled alcohol on his breath and ordered the 71-year-old to perform a series of field sobriety tests, which police say he failed.
Murphy was arrested on suspicion of driving while intoxicated, and cited for a variety of other traffic offenses.
Cases like this highlight the complexity of many DWI arrests. Police will allege, or may be able to document via dashcam footage, that a driver was driving erratically, speeding, leaving their lane, or engaging in other behavior that suggests intoxication.
The more citations you’re facing, the harder it can be to build a substantial case in your defense.
You need to work with an experienced New Jersey DUI attorney who can push back at the constellation of charges you’re facing, not just the allegation that you were driving drunk.
Matthew Reisig has been practicing DUI defense in New Jersey for almost two decades, and in that time he’s helped more than 1,040 drivers avoid conviction on DUI charges.
When you’ve been arrested for DUI in New Jersey, call 732-625-9660 for a free consultation with an experienced New Jersey DUI attorney.