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August 2014 Archives

How to handle a drunk driving stop in New Jersey

Labor Day weekend is supposed to be one last fun blast of summer. It’s a time to fire up the barbeque, get to baseball games and have a good time. This may not be the same for  law enforcement officers in New Jersey, since they are charged with keeping roads safe. With an extended number of people expected on the roads this weekend, a number of people may be stopped on suspicion of DUI or DWI.

Man charged with DWI at his residence after collision

A woman in New Jersey whose parked car was allegedly hit by a drunk driver led police to the man's house after reportedly tailing him. The driver now faces a charge of DWI as well as leaving the scene, careless driving and failing to report the accident.

Sentencing of economic crimes could be changed

In line with its actions earlier this year, the U.S. Sentencing Commission is poised to review sentencing guidelines for fraud and financial crimes. According to a recent Associated Press report, the commission has been reviewing data on economic crime sentencing, but more reviews from federal judges are needed before any substantial changes will take place.

Woman charged with DUI after municipal building crash

Police took a 53-year-old New Jersey woman into custody after an accident that damaged a municipal building on Aug. 13. The woman faces careless driving and DUI charges in connection with the incident. Police released her from custody, and her first court appearance was scheduled for a later date.

New Jersey-bound vehicles collide in suspected DWI incident

Authorities reported that a recent accident on the George Washington Bridge may have involved a drunk driver. According to law enforcement officials, there was an open bottle of vodka in one of the vehicles involved in the August 7 incident.

Could Tony Stewart be charged with a crime in driver's death?

The story of NASCAR driver Tony Stewart reportedly hitting and killing another driver with his car has been a sad and puzzling event. The 20-year-old driver had reportedly been run into a wall during a race on a dirt track in upstate New York, less than a day before a NASCAR event at Watkins Glen. A video shows the driver angrily exiting his disabled car in an apparent attempt to confront Stewart.

Woman charged with DWI after babysitting

Police in New Jersey have charged a 50-year-old woman with DWI, endangering the welfare of a child, and several other offenses. According to Toms River police, a mother hired the woman to babysit her two-year-old son, and left the woman in her home at around 10 a.m. on August 1. Reports say that the mother returned home at around 2 p.m. and found the woman passed out on the floor due to intoxication. The 2-year-old was crying when the mother returned.

Josh Brent seeks reinstatement with the Cowboys

Former Dallas Cowboys defensive tackle Josh Brent is scheduled to meet with NFL commissioner Roger Goodell as he seeks reinstatement into the league. The 26-year-old Brent is finishing a 180 day sentence after being convicted of intoxication manslaughter stemming from a December 2012 car accident that killed his friend and teammate Jerry Brown.

Ray Rice apologizes for assault on his wife

Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice stood stoically before a throng of media yesterday. He reportedly took a deep breath and began to speak about what he described as the biggest mistake of his life. Rice was arrested in February for allegedly assaulting his then fiancée. (The two have since married). The grainy images of Rice dragging an unconscious woman from an elevator in an Atlantic City hotel has sparked a firestorm of controversy.

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