A Sparta, NJ driver with a history of DWI has been arrested for a second time within the 10-year-window that leads to prosecution for a second offense. Charlene Myers, 48, was approached by Sparta police around 11:40 p.m. on January 18 at the Blue Heron Park and Ride after they received reports that a car was parked on the grass.
On the scene, officers found a red Jeep that had jumped the curb and ended up in the grass. Myers, in the driver’s seat, slurred her words as she responded to police questions. She told police she’d had two beers that night, and subsequently failed field sobriety tests. After being processed at headquarters, she was released to a sober adult with a court date pending.
In 2012, she was charged with DWI, assault by auto, and careless driving after an incident where her car struck a utility tractor that pinned a 63-year-old against a guardrail. The victim was cleaning debris left over from Superstorm Sandy around 7:15 p.m. when Myers’s 2011 black Jeep crashed into the victim’s Bobcat utility tractor.
The tractor rolled forward, pinning him. He was ultimately airlifted to Morristown Medical Center and was treated for blunt trauma and cuts.
If Myers was convicted for the 2012 incident, she’ll be facing enhanced penalties as a second time offender. If you’ve been arrested for DWI, or are facing a second or third charge for DWI, call Matthew Reisig today at 732-625-9660 for a free consultation with an experienced New Jersey DWI defense lawyer.