DWI Charges Issued in Franklin Twp NJ
Piscataway Man Charged With Driving While Intoxicated
A three car pile up near John F. Kennedy Boulevard and Easton Avenue in Franklin Township ends with the driver, a forty-four year old male from Piscataway, being charged with driving while intoxicated. The Defendant was allegedly driving a tanker truck down John F. Kennedy Boulevard when he lost control of the wheel after a sharp turn near Easton Avenue, causing the tanker to turnover. To make matters worse, the tanker not only collided with two other vehicles prior to overturning but it also caused a separate three car pile-up as well. Once the tanker came to a stop, the driver allegedly fled on foot but was quickly apprehended on a nearby street. He was taken tot he a nearby hospital to be treated for his injuries.
As a result of the accident, the Defendant was charged with driving under the influence, leaving the scene of a crash, failure to report a motor vehicle accident and driving while suspended. He was released upon a summons to appear in the Franklin Township Municipal Court to answer for the charges. According to the reports, nobody else was injured as a result of the accident.
Facing a DUI Charge in Franklin Township?
Although driving under the influence charges are considered traffic in nature, New Jersey takes these types of offenses very seriously. In fact, DUI offenses are one of only two offenses in New Jersey whereby plea bargaining is prohibited. Even a first time offender is facing a mandatory loss of license, high fines, imposition of the ignition interlock device, 12 hours in the intoxicated drivers resource center and up to 30 days in jail. These are just some of the reasons why we strongly urge anyone charged with this type of offense to contact an experienced DUI defense attorney as soon as possible.
Franklin NJ DWI Defense Lawyers
If you or a loved one has been charged with a driving while intoxicated in Franklin Township, the Law Offices of Proetta & Oliver can help. Our office is well aware of what a lengthy license loss let alone a lengthy jail term can do to someone’s life. If you would like to set up a free initial consultation today with one of our Somerset County criminal defense lawyers then please contact our Bridgewater office at 908-533-1064 or you can try contacting us online. One of our DUI defense attorneys would be glad to go over the specifics of your case and formulate a game plan that works best to suit your needs.
For more information on this incident, please checkout nj.com’s article Driver charged with DWI after truck overturns, causes 3-car pile up