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Man charged with DWI after New Year's Day crash

A New Jersey man has been implicated in a single-vehicle collision that occurred on Jan. 1. He has been charged with DWI and other crimes in relation to the accident. A court appearance has been scheduled for him to answer to the charges at a later date.

Police responded to a call from a citizen in Plainsboro at 1:42 a.m. Arriving at Quail Ridge Drive, they reported found a crashed Ford Escape believed to have careened into a tree. There was no driver in the car and no other vehicles involved in the crash. Authorities investigated the area and found an injured man who they suspect was driving the Escape at the time of the wreck. They took him to Princeton Medical Center where he was treated for unspecified injuries.

The police allege that the 44-year-old man was intoxicated at the time of the wreck, and he has been charged with DWI. Reports did not relate the evidence that caused them to come to this conclusion. The man also faces charges for traffic violations such as failure to wear a seat belt, careless driving, failure to maintain lane and reckless driving. There were also citations placed against him for failure to report an automobile accident and leaving the scene of the accident. He was taken into custody by police before being released to the hospital for medical treatment.

Any criminal defense may benefit from the input of an attorney. The attorney may be able to represent a client in any and all appearances before a court or negotiations with the prosecutor's office. It is possible to review the evidence available and communicate with the prosecutor about challenging some or all of the charges, reducing the legal exposure and the potential penalties for conviction on the remaining indictments.

Source: NJ.com, "Injured Plainsboro man charged with DWI after cops find his wrecked SUV on New Year's Day", Anthony G. Attrino, January 02, 2015

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