Police recently arrested a New Jersey woman after she allegedly caused a single-vehicle crash. Regarding the DUI charge, authorities claim that the woman drove her vehicle into a pizza shop while under the influence of alcohol. One person was possibly injured in the wreck, although that was subject to a full medical evaluation.
On May 3, 2019, security video shows the 34-year-old elementary school teacher’s vehicle crashing through the front of a small pizza restaurant. No customers were in the building at the time, but the owner was sitting by the front window and there were also two employees standing behind the counter where the register was located. Neither of the employees by the register was injured. The driver exited the vehicle immediately and one of the workers asked whether she was on any type of medication, to which she supposedly responded that she was not.
Police determined that while she might not have been taking any prescription medication, her blood-alcohol content was above the legal limit. The owner is also seeking medical attention for possible injuries to his legs. He will be undergoing an MRI on his legs in the near future to determine what type of injuries he may be suffering from.
DUI charges are serious and tend to move through court much quicker than other types of criminal charges. Many New Jersey defendants do not even realize that they will potentially lose their driving privileges before ever going to court. This is why it is important to begin working on a comprehensive criminal defense in as timely a manner as possible. For some, working with an experienced attorney can make this process move smoother.