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Category Archives: DWI Articles

Man Arrested has $44k in Unpaid Tolls and Traffic Violations

Last Friday, July 21st, Newark resident Antonio L. Laracuente, 37, was caught passing through an EZPass toll on the George Washington Bridge without paying. Port Authority spokesman Joseph Pentangelo said than an officer spotted him driving though a lower-level toll at 7:45 a.m. in his 2012 Honda Acord when the EZPass signboard read “toll unpaid”.… Continue Reading

New Testimony in Linden Officer’s Fatal DUI Crash Case

On March 20, 2015, former Linden police officer Pedro Abad left a strip club, reportedly drunk, in the early hours of the morning, and proceeded to drive the wrong way down the West Shore Expressway, subsequently crashing into a truck, killing two passengers, and critically injuring a third. The deceased passengers include fellow Linden police… Continue Reading

Elizabeth Man Charged with DWI, Eluding After Roselle Park Police Chase

An Elizabeth man has been charged with driving while intoxicated (DWI), eluding police, driving without a license, and other traffic violations, after allegedly driving while intoxicated and crashing into another vehicle while leading Roselle Park police on a car chase. According to Roselle Park Police Detective Sergeant Dominick Frino, 25-year-old Elizabeth resident Danilo Rodriguez-Benitez was driving a black four-door… Continue Reading

Penalties for DWI and DUI in New Jersey

In the last article of our series regarding DWI law in New Jersey, we will examine the distinct and highly variable penalties associated with different driving under the influence offenses, as well as the underlying factors that drive these determinations. These potential consequences, ranging from periods of license suspension to prison terms, are contingent upon several significant factors,… Continue Reading

New Jersey Law Regarding DWI and DUI in a School Zone

As we continue to delve into the intricacies of New Jersey DWI law, we must address one of the aggravating factors associated with some of these offenses, the results of which can have a catastrophic impact on the sentence imposed for those convicted. Although a conviction for DWI under any circumstances can be significantly damaging,… Continue Reading

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