The authorities arrested a man for allegedly driving drunk on Route 1 in New Jersey while two boys were in the car. The man arrested for drunk driving is a resident of Queens, New York.
The police stated that they observed the man driving in a hazardous manner. The report filed by the police states that the driver did not stay in one lane while driving and did not keep to the right. When the police pulled the man over, they purportedly found that he was driving while intoxicated.
The driver faces criminal charges for multiple offenses because he allegedly drove drunk with minors in the vehicle. Specifically, the authorities charged him with driving while intoxicated, driving while intoxicated in the presence of children, failing to maintain one lane while driving, failing to keep to the right while driving, driving with an obstructed view and breath test refusal.
The authorities released the children present in the car at the time of the arrest to the custody of a family member. The police do not yet know whether the driver was related to the two boys or not.
After the traffic stop, the police took the driver to police headquarters in Plainsboro, New Jersey. After his release, the man remains in the custody of a member of his family while he awaits his trial date.
If convicted of the drunk driving charges, this man could face serious penalties, including a prison sentence, license suspension, or license revocation. A skilled criminal defense attorney may be able to assist an individual who faces charges of driving while intoxicated. A good lawyer may be able to review the facts surrounding an arrest for DUI and examine the available options.