The most common DWI arrests involve someone who becomes intoxicated at a location, perhaps a bar or a party, and is then stopped by police for traffic infractions.
In a good portion of these cases, there may be additional alcohol in the car.
In a fraction of those cases, the driver will still be consuming alcohol as they’re attempting to operate their vehicle.
That’s what police say Ricky Soper, 51, of Manville was doing as he proceeded through Bedminster on June 14.
Police received calls after 10:30 in the morning of a blue Ford F150 speeding along Route 206 in Bedminster and eventually stopped the vehicle on I-287 southbound at mile marker 21.6 at 10:45 a.m.
Investigation revealed that Soper was not only intoxicated, but had an open container of alcohol in the car, from which he was drinking.
He was charged with DWI, careless driving, reckless driving, obstructed windshield, plus summonses for the open container and consumption in a motor vehicle.
In general, the more pieces of evidence of drunk driving that exist, the more difficult it is to beat a DWI charge, but that doesn’t mean that you have no hope.
An experienced New Jersey DWI lawyer can make a big difference in your case.
If you’ve been arrested for DWI, call Matthew Reisig today at 732-625-9660 for a free consultation with an experienced New Jersey DWI defense lawyer.