Police in Barnagat, New Jersey, recently observed a Pennsylvania driver following another vehicle too closely and failing to maintain her lane. When they stopped Hillary O’Reilly, a resident of Ambler, Pennsylvania, they determined that she was intoxicated and arrested her on a bevy of charges, including DWI, failure to provide a valid registration card, failure to provide a valid insurance card, and failure to maintain lane.
Unfortunately for O’Reilly, the fact that the DUI happened outside of her home state does not mean that the consequences won’t travel with her when she goes back to Pennsylvania. Because of an interstate compact that most states are parties to, Pennsylvania will be notified of any drunk driving conviction that results, and can take action against her driving privileges as though the DWI happened there.
When you’re charged with DWI while traveling out of state in NJ, it’s vital that you retain local legal help to protect your rights and see that your case is argued as diligently as possible. In New Jersey, Matthew Reisig has defended clients against DWI charges for almost two decades, and has helped more than 1,040 drivers avoid conviction. Call 732-625-9660 today and talk to a lawyer for free.