State v. R.E. Resolution date: November 22, 2011.
DWI offense (N.J.S. 39:4-50), Dismissed. Failure to maintain lane (N.J.S. 39:4-88b),Dismissed. Reckless Driving (N.J.S. 39:4-96), Guilty and a 30 day loss of New Jersey driving privileges was imposed by the Court.
On September 4, 2011, defendant/motorist was involved in a multiple vehicle accident whereby, defendant/motorist slammed into the rear of the vehicle directly in-front of him sending that vehicle into a spin. The defendant’s vehicle sustained heavy front end damage and was rendered disable at the scene of the accident. New Jersey State Police arrived at the scene of the accident to provide assistance. According to the arriving New Jersey State trooper, defendant eyes appeared bloodshot and watery, plus the odor of alcoholic beverage emanated from the defendant. At that point the trooper requested the defendant carry-out various field sobriety tests such as HGN, heel-to-toe and one-leg stand. Apparently, defendant failed.
At the New Jersey State Police Newark Station defendant submitted to a breath test which rendered a result of .08.Defendant was charged with DWI, reckless driving and failure to maintain lane.