According to media outlets, a man in New Jersey received charges for drunk driving after he was involved in an car accident on Jan. 5. The incident took place in Cranford while the 46-year-old man was driving a 2003 Honda. Around 5:30 p.m., the man allegedly struck a parked car near the intersection of Lincoln Avenue West and Burnside Avenue.

Following the collision, the man allegedly tried to drive away before his vehicle became disabled further down the road. A patrolman took the man into custody after an investigation, and he received a DWI charge. The man was also cited for driving without a license, careless driving, leaving the scene of an accident and driving with tinted windows.

At approximately 12:20 a.m. on Jan. 6, another man was also charged with DWI in Cranford. The 37-year-old driver was pulled over along the Garden State Parkway near East North Avenue for a broken headlight. In addition to DWI, the man was cited for refusal to submit to a breath test and failure to maintain lights. Both of the drivers who were charged were released on their own recognizance.

People facing a DWI charge might want to hire a legal representative to protect their interests in court. An attorney may be able to assess how strong the prosecution’s case is and determine the best strategy for a defense. For example, if blood tests were mishandled or if equipment was not calibrated correctly, a lawyer may argue that the results are not reliable.

Source: NJ.com, “Two cited for DWI in Cranford,” Jan. 11, 2015