Two separate drivers were arrested at the same time in the Wawa parking lot in Berkeley Township early Saturday morning, October 11, according to an NJ.com report. At 12:40am, officers pulled over a 50-year-old Bayville woman in the parking lot when a 50-year-old Toms River man also entered the lot driving erratically. Officers conducted standardized field sobriety tests on each driver and proceeded to arrest each driver and escort them to the Berkeley Township jail where they would undergo a breath test on the Alcotest 7110, the breathalyzer machine used by all New Jersey state and local police.
Assuming that each driver had committed a First Offense DUI in Berkeley Township, they are facing up to $800 dollars in fines, seven month loss of license, IDRC enrollment, community service, and depending upon the breath reading, the installation of the Ignition Interlock Device and even a slight possibility of jail time.
Berkeley Township and the surrounding areas including Bayville, Toms River, Lacey, Brick, and Stafford Township prosecute a large number of driving while intoxicated charges every year. Often, an attorney is able to beat the charges outright or succeed in suppressing the reading in order to attain a lower tier DUI. For more information on how to beat Ocean County DUI offenses, feel free to contact the Law Offices of William A Proetta at 732.494.7900.