Summer Brings An Increase of DWIs in Monmouth County

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It was early morning in April when a Neptune New Jersey woman was injured in a car crash as a result of being a drunk driver. The woman had been heading North on Route 18 when her vehicle left the road and rolled over several times. Police temporarily close off one of the southbound lanes while investigating the accident. The woman was arrested and charged with driving while intoxicated (DWI).

Driving While Intoxicated in New Jersey

In New Jersey, an individual can be cited for driving while intoxicated if they operate a vehicle or permits someone else to operate a motor vehicle that is owned by the individual or under their custody while under the influence of alcohol or narcotics.

The state can convict an individual based solely on an observation of intoxication. When an individual is facing DWI charges for drugs, under New Jersey law, a DWI conviction may result if the individual in question displayed physical and mental symptoms of being impaired. It is not necessary for the particular drug to be identified.

DWI Increases During the Summer Months

Unfortunately, accidents like the aforementioned are all too common in our community. As the weather warms up and summer approaches the chances of being cited for a DWI increases due to the volume of drivers on the road. More drivers also means a significant increase in the number of impaired drivers on the road. Summer activities such as pool parties, BBQ’s, beach outings and other social get-togethers can leave one vulnerable to being negligent with their drinking. According to, to the NHTSA, automotive deaths during summer months double in comparison to the rest of the year.

Penalties for Driving Under the Influence

A DWI charge can have severe consequences that cause financial burdens and can drastically change one’s life.  An individual’s blood alcohol level at the time of the offense can affect the resulting consequences. In New Jersey, such a conviction can require jail time, fines, hefty annual fees, IDRC classes, as well as long-term driver’s license suspension.

Contact A DWI Attorney Today

If you are facing DWI charges in New Jersey it’s important to contact an experienced DWI defense attorney immediately. Villani & DeLuca has decades of experience in providing counsel to individuals facing drunk driving charges. Call 888-389-9533 for a free consultation.