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3 passengers trapped in New Jersey DUI crash

Rescue workers needed to free three people from a wrecked yellow Ford Mustang that crashed into a tree on Mechlin Corner Road in Union Township. Injuries among the passengers ranged from minor to serious.

A State Police spokesman said a 23-year-old male from the township went to Hunterdon Medical Center with slight injuries. A woman, 51, accompanied him to the same hospital, complaining of back pain. The 19-year-old female crash victim required helicopter transport by State Police NorthStar to Morristown Medical Center. She reportedly suffered from a neck injury.

As for the driver of the Mustang, he was uninjured, and police charged the 51-year-old man from Maplewood with reckless driving and driving while intoxicated. Police alleged that his vehicle went over the center yellow lines before veering off the road into a tree near Rachel Court. The crash occurred at approximately 11 p.m. on Oct. 3. The road was closed until shortly after midnight while rescue crews attended the accident scene.

A person convicted of reckless driving and intoxication could face serious consequences, including loss of driver's license, jail time and fines. When confronted by such charges, a person could consult with an attorney about how to respond. In order to defend a client, an attorney might evaluate the accuracy of the blood alcohol content recorded by police. Any mistakes that occurred during evidence collection could present an opportunity for an attorney to challenge the evidence behind the DUI charges. In other situations, an attorney might seek to negotiate a plea bargain for a reduced charge and a lenient penalty.

Source: NJ.com, "Driver charged with DWI in Union Township crash that injured 3", Emily Cummins, Oct. 6, 2015

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