Did you know you can be arrested for DUI even if you’re not in your vehicle? That’s a lesson one New Jersey man learned after nodding off in the Budd Lake Diner. William J. Whelan, 44, of Rockaway, reportedly fell asleep at the counter of the diner and was subsequently awakened by a Mount Olive police officer. The officer smelled alcohol on Whelan and determined that he appeared to be impaired. Whelan was charged with DWI, reckless driving, and driving under the influence of a controlled dangerous substance.
New Jersey has some of the toughest DWI laws in the nation, and this case illustrates that it can even be charged when you’ve safely exited your vehicle. When you’ve been arrested for DWI in New Jersey, get experienced help right away. Matthew Reisig has helped more than 1,040 New Jersey drivers avoid conviction on drunk driving charges. Call 732-625-9660 today for a free consultation.