A Trenton, New Jersey, driver recently demonstrated how easy it is for a drunk driving traffic incident and DWI charges to turn into a laundry list of criminal charges. Last November, Robert Brandbergh, 49, sped through a traffic light on Route 29, striking a black Hyundai. The driver of that vehicle was transported to an area hospital with minor injuries, but Brandbergh didn’t stop. A witness pursued his vehicle and helped the police locate him after he fled the scene, still moving through traffic, near Route 1 and Perry Street.
Police tried to stop Brandbergh at that point, which the driver, swerving wildly and even hitting a guardrail, either ignored or was unaware of. He eventually tried to park his car on Plum Street, where police moved in and arrested him. The list of charges is lengthy – leaving the scene of an accident, DWI, failure to report an accident, failure to observe a signal, and two counts of reckless driving and careless driving.
It’s plain to see how one bad decision can cascade into a litany of problems, many with potentially serious legal consequences.
When you’re dealing with a DWI charge, or any of the many charges that can stem from a DWI incident, you need capable legal help right away. Matthew Reisig has helped more than 1,040 New Jersey drivers avoid conviction on DWI charges. Call 732-625-9660 today for a free consultation with an experienced New Jersey DWI defense lawyer.