There are plenty of ways to get popped for DWI in New Jersey, but Sean O’Hara, 30, found what may have been a new method when passing through Sparta. It seems that O’Hara was driving along Houses Corner Road the evening of Sunday, June 12, when he stopped to relieve himself. The homeowner in whose yard O’Hara was urinating wasn’t too pleased to see someone watering his grass, and called the police.
Sparta cops determined that O’Hara was likely intoxicated and conducted field sobriety tests, which he failed. A search followed, which revealed drugs in his pocket and resulted in a series of charges, including DWI, careless driving, possession of a controlled dangerous substance in a vehicle, possession of under 50 grams of marijuana, and possession of drug paraphernalia.
Not a great night for O’Hara or the homeowner whose yard was violated, but stories like this speak to how quickly a DWI stop can expand to become a laundry list of charges against you. If you’ve been stopped for DWI and related charges, get help right away. Call Matthew Reisig today at 732-625-9660 for a free consultation.