After numerous car accidents, some of which led to deaths and serious injuries in Lakewood Township, New Jersey, officials in Ocean County are increasing police patrols in Lakewood to identify people driving under the influence (DUI) and those committing other motor vehicle violations.
In an announcement on Monday, Ocean County Prosecutor Joseph Coronato said the new strategy will begin on Thursday. The Ocean County Prosecutor’s Office, Lakewood Police Department, and New Jersey State Police will participate in this coordinated initiative. According to Coronato, it came as a direct response to the high rate of serious motor vehicle accidents in Lakewood in 2017. He noted that there were 13 fatal accidents and many more severe crashes that occurred throughout the year.
Traffic enforcement will concentrate on some specific roadways and intersections in Lakewood, including: U.S. 9 and County Line Road; State Highway 70 and State Highway 88; and Cedar Bridge Avenue and Martin Luther King Blvd. Police will be using automated license plate readers and searching for drivers violating New Jersey’s traffic laws. This may lead to an uptick in charges for:
- Driving under the influence (DUI)
- Reckless driving
- Careless driving
- Failure to yield
- Improper turn; and
In many cases, a person is pulled over for a simple traffic infraction like improper turn and ends up facing charges for marijuana possession, possession of CDS in a motor vehicle, DWI or another offense. What begins as an ordinary day ends up a nightmare. Being thrust into the legal system, often for the first time, can be completely overwhelming. At Proetta & Oliver, we understand what you’re going through. Our attorneys walk you through every stage of the legal process, keeping you informed and engaged every step of the way.
You may be worried about potential suspension of your driver’s license, heavy fines, court fees and assessments, points on your license, and increasing insurance premiums. We work to minimize all of the penalties you are facing and if possible, to get the case dismissed altogether. With offices in Ocean County, we appear in Lakewood Municipal Court on a regular basis and we are available immediately to answer your questions.
If you have been issued a ticket or DWI charge in Lakewood, New Jersey, contact the law offices of Proetta & Oliver today for a free consultation. We can be reached anytime online or by phone at (848) 238-2100.
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