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New Jersey driver faces DWI charge

A two-vehicle accident in Wall Township occurred on Nov. 22, and one driver faces charges for driving while intoxicated and assault by auto. A 47-year-old woman, who is from Atlantic Highlands, reportedly struck another vehicle with her car on Route 34 at about 8:34 p.m.

The authorities said that the woman traveled from Interstate 195 to Route 34 and collided with another car that was already on Route 34. She was released from police custody after being charged, and the driver of the other vehicle reportedly suffered minor injuries and received treatment at Jersey Shore University Medical Center in Neptune.

The northbound lanes of Route 34 were closed for around 30 minutes while authorities investigated the accident. Wall First Aid and the Glendola Fire Department also responded to the wreck, and both vehicles needed to be towed from the crash site.

When someone is charged with DWI, the authorities must collect evidence that supports their suspicions of impairment. While the reasons this woman faces a DWI charge is unknown, police might conduct tests when suspecting someone of drunk driving. While field sobriety tests are not considered scientifically valid evidence, they can still be used in court. However, drivers who refuse chemical testing face potential license suspension.

Even those who have never been charged with a DWI before face harsh consequences if convicted. In addition to a criminal record that may make future employment difficult, a DWI conviction may result in fines, jail time or the required installation of an ignition interlock device at one's own expense. Contacting an attorney might be necessary to avoid DWI charges.

Source: Asbury Park Press, "Atlantic Highlands woman charged with DWI in Wall crash", Jean Mikle, Nov. 22, 2014

Source: NJ.com, "Atlantic Highlands woman charged with DWI in Wall Township crash", MaryAnn Spoto, November 22, 2014

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