Why party at home when you can party out on the town? Well, it turns out that for one Hillsborough driver, it might have been better to just stay in. After a Saturday, January 25 traffic stop around 10 p.m. on I-87 outside of Tarrytown, New York, 40-year-old Pedro Cruzgonzalez is facing a lot of trouble.
State Troopers in New York saw the car Cruzgonzalez was driving allegedly commit a vehicle and traffic violation, resulting in the stop. Troopers quickly began to suspect that the driver was intoxicated, so he was arrested and taken to New York State Police barracks at Tarrytown.
Unfortunately for Cruzgonzalez, a breathalyzer test is reported to have come back with a blood alcohol content exceeding .20, or more than twice the legal limit in New York. Things didn’t get better for him, either.
Troopers soon realized that Cruzgonzalez is a second time offender in the past 10 years, which makes his charge a felony level aggravated driving while intoxicated offense. Cruzgonzalez was released to a sober friend and will respond to the charges in February.
If you’re a New Jersey resident who’s been stopped for DUI out of state, it can really help to talk to a lawyer in New Jersey. After all, just like you can travel, so can the penalties of a drunk driving conviction in another state.
Get the help you need when you’re facing a DUI/DWI out of state. Call Matthew Reisig today at 732-625-9660 for a free consultation.