A Philadelphia nun was charged with DWI in New Jersey after she backed a Ford F150 into a Turnersville auto parts store around 3:00 a.m. one Friday night last November.
Witnesses say the nun pulled into the parking lot of the store, backed into and shattered the door, then pulled out again.
A couple who saw the incident called 911, and the driver was pulled over down the road.
After failing field sobriety tests, she was charged with driving while intoxicated.
While a story like this might sound funny, it’s important to remember how serious a New Jersey DWI charge can be for a resident of another state.
This nun won’t simply return to Philadelphia and agree not to drive in New Jersey anymore.
If convicted, she’ll lose her license at home and face penalties from both states.
In some ways, being charged with DUI out of state is the worst of all worlds, because the interstate compact between most states means the charges have to be dealt with in New Jersey, which can be a hardship with travel, but the consequences apply at home.
Matthew Reisig has nearly two decades of experience defending DWI cases in New Jersey, and has helped more than 1,040 drivers avoid conviction.
If you’ve been charged in a DUI case, call 732-625-9660 today for a free consultation.