A West Milford driver’s DWI stop provides a clear picture of one of the most common types of evidence in a DWI case. According to Mount Olive police, Paul Bachmann, 41, was seen driving erratically overnight on July 17 while proceeding on Route 46. Police pulled his black Honda over after he failed to maintain his lane.
During the stop, the arresting officer noted that he could detect the odor of an alcoholic beverage and observed that Bachmann appeared to be impaired. He was charged with DWI, reckless driving, failure to maintain a lane, and failure to exhibit an insurance card.
You can bet that if this case goes to court, the arresting officer will be on hand to testify that he witnessed evidence of the driver’s impairment, and could clearly smell the odor of alcohol. This is standard testimony in DWI cases in New Jersey, and fighting back against the assertions of a trained police officer can be an uphill climb. Still, every case has defenses, and every piece of evidence in a NJ DWI case can be challenged with the right legal help.
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