A town in New Jersey received a grant that funded a recent drunk driving prevention campaign. The campaign ran from Aug. 17 to Sept. 3, and was called "Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over." According to a report, police arrested three alleged drunk drivers and five other people for different alleged crimes. These campaigns are specifically designed to target drivers that might violate the law, and subject them to testing for sobriety. Sometimes field sobriety testing is done, which might not actually test if the person is drunk.
These tests often require a person to balance on one foot and walk on a tight-rope like line. Tests like that don't always demonstrate whether a person has the ability to safely drive a vehicle. When these campaigns occur, police make it a goal to arrest people on drunk driving charges. A person that makes a slight error driving might quickly find themselves being arrested for drunk driving.
Drunk driving charges should be taken seriously in New Jersey. If a person relies on their driver's license for their job, a drunk driving charge can have immediate and serious effects on their employment. In an economy with high unemployment, jobs a few and far between and highly valuable.
People who are arrested for drunk driving might be wise to speak with an experienced criminal defense attorney. They can help a person understand their rights and work with them to form a rigorous criminal defense.
Source: Patch, "Sober Driving Campaign in South Brunswick Leads to Several Arrests," Davy James, Sept. 13, 2012
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