Parsippany NJ Traffic AttorneysA Parsippany New Jersey man was recently ticketed for traffic violations after allegedly crashing into a local sanitation worker.

The motor vehicle accident happened just after 11:30 a.m. The suspect is an 88-year-old man from Parsippany, NJ. According to law enforcement officials, he was driving a 1999 Toyota Camry along Lake Shore Drive when he approached the intersection with Marcella Road and hit a Parsippany NJ garbage truck.

The victim was a 63-year-old employee with the Parsippany Department of Sanitation. He was reportedly walking back to his garbage truck when the suspect crashed into him.

Afterwards, someone dialed 911 and emergency medical crews rushed to the scene. The victim was briefly treated for his accident-related injuries and then moved to Morristown Medical Center. Doctors at the Morristown hospital treated the victim for pain in his hip.

Meanwhile, Parsippany NJ detectives investigated the pedestrian accident and ultimately decided to cite the suspect for careless driving.

For further information about this case, check out the NJ.com article, “Sanitation Worker Hit by Car in Parsippany, Cops Say.”

Chatham New Jersey Traffic AttorneysPolice officers recently arrested a Madison New Jersey man who allegedly caused a fatal car crash and then left the scene of an accident in Chatham Township, NJ.

The fatal car accident occurred just after 5:00 p.m. on Shunpike Road in Chatham Township, New Jersey. According to law enforcement, the suspect was driving a silver 1997 Nissan Sentra when he hit a pedestrian who was walking outside a crosswalk on the road. Instead of stopping to help the victim or dialing 911 to notify police, the suspect reportedly kept driving and fled the scene of the accident.

Other motorists notified the Chatham Township Police Department, which sent police officers and emergency crews to the scene of the accident. The victim, a 76-year-old Glen Cove NY man, was transported to an area hospital but still died a short time later.

Chatham Township detectives investigated the fatal car crash and identified the suspect as a 62-year-old Madison NJ man. Police later arrested the suspect without incident.

The suspect has been charged with leaving the scene of an accident resulting in death, a second degree felony that could result in a sentence of 5-10 years in New Jersey State Prison. Additionally, the suspect was cited for a number of traffic offenses.

For more information about this case, read the NJ.com article, “62-Year-Old Man Charged in Fatal Hit-and-Run Crash in Chatham.”

Montville NJ Drunk Driving SuspectA Montville New Jersey police officer has been charged with drunk driving after he was allegedly caught driving his patrol vehicle while intoxicated. At the time, the suspect was reportedly still on duty.

According to the Morris County Prosecutor’s Office, the suspect was operating an unmarked patrol car and traveling on a roadway in Montville NJ when something prompted his arrest. Law enforcement officials have not yet revealed whether the suspect was involved in a car crash or if he was stopped by another Montville police officer.

The suspect faces charges for Driving While Intoxicated (DWI). Additionally, the suspect was issued a traffic citation for careless driving.

If the suspect is eventually convicted on the DWI charges, he could be subject to significant penalties that include suspension of his driver’s license and heavy monetary fines. Beyond that, the suspect’s job a police officer could be in jeopardy.

The suspect has already been suspended, with pay, by the Montville Police Department.

For additional information about this case, check out the NJ.com article, “Cop Charged with Driving Drunk While on Duty.”

Newton New Jersey Traffic ChargesPolice officers recently arrested a man who allegedly caused a serious car accident on a roadway in Stillwater NJ and then left the scene of the accident.

The auto accident occurred on August 29, 2016 near the intersection of Stillwater Road and Possum Hill Road in Stillwater, NJ. The suspect was reportedly driving a blue Jeep Cherokee when he lost control of the vehicle and crashed. The collision is said to have resulted in significant property damage.

After the auto accident, the suspect allegedly continued driving and fled the scene without bothering to dial 911 to alert authorities.

NJ State Police was later notified of the car accident and dispatched troopers to the scene. A subsequent investigation determined that the suspect likely crashed the Jeep when he ran through the intersection without bothering to stop.

Investigators were also able to determine the suspect’s identity, which helped them locate the Jeep parked near his residence in Newton, New Jersey.

The suspect was eventually placed under arrest and charged with multiple traffic violations and criminal offenses, including leaving the scene of an accident resulting in serious injury, assault by auto, endangering an injured victim, hindering apprehension, and tampering with evidence.

After being arrested and processed, the suspect was released on his own recognizance. He will be required to appear in court at a later date so that he can answer the charges against him.

For more information about this case, view the NJ.com article, “Cops Arrest Man Wanted in Stillwater Hit-and-Run Crash.”

Mount Olive NJ Traffic Ticket LawyersPolice recently apprehended a Budd Lake resident who allegedly crashed into a young boy in Mount Olive NJ and subsequently left the scene of the auto accident.

The motor vehicle accident went down just before 12:30 p.m. in the Budd Lake section of Mount Olive, NJ. The victim, an 11-year-old boy, was on his bicycle and traveling along Saunders Lane in Budd Lake when the suspect reportedly tried to pass him on the road. The SUV allegedly crashed into the victim, sending him flying from the bike. The suspect then allegedly hit the gas and continued driving away from the scene of the accident.

Mount Olive cops soon arrived at the scene and saw the victim lying on the road, roughly 75 feet away from his bicycle.

The victim was briefly treated at the scene before being rushed by helicopter to the Morristown Medical Center, where doctors provided further medical treatment for “significant injuries” sustained in the crash. The victim was later listed in stable condition.

Mount Olive police, the Morris County Sheriff’s Office, and the Morris County Prosecutor’s Office conducted an investigation into the accident and talked to witnesses. One individual who saw the auto accident told police that the suspect was driving a black SUV. Police later found the SUV and arrested the suspect.

The suspect, a 20-year-old male from Budd Lake NJ, was cited for numerous traffic offenses, including leaving the scene of an accident that resulted in serious bodily injury.

After being placed under arrest and charged, the suspect secured his release from police custody on his own recognizance.

For more information about this case, read the NJ.com article, “Man Seriously Injured 11-Year-Old in Hit-and-Run Crash, Cops Say.”

Rockaway NJ DWI Accident LawyersRockaway NJ police officers recently arrested a Dover New Jersey man who allegedly caused a drunk driving accident and injured two passengers in the vehicle.

According to Rockaway officials, the DWI accident happened just before 10:00 p.m. The Rockaway Police Department got a call about a rollover accident, with injuries, on West Main Street. When Rockaway NJ patrol cops arrived at the scene of the car crash, they saw that the suspect was pinned inside the vehicle and a female passenger was unable to get out of the backseat. Police officers also saw a second female passenger who had gotten out of the vehicle and was sitting on the sidewalk.

Rockaway Borough Fire Department firefighters soon arrived at the accident site and proceeded to free the driver, a 40-year-old resident of Dover, from the car. Meanwhile, Rockaway Township NJ emergency medical responders provided medical treatment to the injured passengers. One passenger, a 45-year-old female who lives in Budd Lake, NJ, suffered minor injuries in the car accident, while the other passenger sustained a head wound in the car accident. Both passengers were later transported to St. Clare’s Hospital in Denville New Jersey for further treatment and evaluation.

While emergency medical responders got the suspect out of the car, they reportedly detected the odor of alcohol on his breath.

The suspect was initially taken to Morristown Medical Center for medical treatment. He was later placed under arrest and charged with Driving While Intoxicated (DWI) and assault by auto. Law enforcement also cited the suspect for multiple traffic offenses.

For additional information about this car accident, view the DailyRecord.com article, “Rockaway Police: 3 Injured in DWI Rollover.”

Rockaway NJ Vehicular Manslaughter LawyersA Mount Tabor NJ woman was recently killed in a car crash on a roadway in Rockaway Township, NJ.

According to authorities, the fatal motor vehicle accident happened just before 7:00 p.m. The victim was behind the wheel of a 2012 Honda and driving on Mount Hope Avenue, near the local TD Bank, when she was involved in a car accident. The other vehicle in the car crash was a 2014 Mercedes Benz.

Someone notified the Rockaway Township Police Department, which sent patrol cops to the scene of the car accident.

When Rockaway police officers arrived at the scene of the accident, they saw that the victim’s vehicle had overturned on its side. The driver was trapped underneath the vehicle. Once emergency responders freed the victim, she was already deceased.

The victim was a 31-year-old woman who lived in Mount Tabor, an unincorporated community within Parsippany-Troy Hills, New Jersey. She worked as a secretary to the chief of the Morristown Fire Department.

Investigators are looking into the crash. It is not believed that the driver of the other car, a 51-year-old male who lives in Denville, was drunk or driving recklessly at the time of the accident.

It does not appear that the other driver will be cited for a traffic offense or charged with vehicular manslaughter.

For further information about this case, access the DailyRecord.com article, “Victim of Rockaway Twp. Fatal ID’d as Fire Department Secretary.”

East Hanover NJ Drunk Driving LawyersA Morris County jury recently acquitted a Parsippany woman who had been charged with vehicular manslaughter in connection with a fatal car crash on an East Hanover NJ road.
The tragic auto accident occurred on May 5, 2012.

The 35-year-old suspect was allegedly intoxicated when she slammed her vehicle into the victim. A blood test taken several hours after the car accident reportedly found that the suspect had a blood alcohol concentration (BAC) of .133 percent, higher than the legal limit in NJ of .08 percent.

The victim was a 49-year-old man from East Hanover, New Jersey. He was struck by the suspect’s car while standing next to his pickup truck, which he had parked on Ridgedale Avenue. The suspect reportedly lost control of her car and left the roadway before crashing into the victim’s truck and hitting the victim.

The victim later died due to catastrophic injuries sustained in the car accident.

The suspect faced criminal charges for aggravated manslaughter and vehicular homicide. She was also cited for several traffic violations, including Driving While Intoxicated (DWI), reckless driving, and failure to maintain a lane.

During the recent trial, which was held in Morris County Superior Court in Morristown NJ, the defendant’s attorney criticized the police investigation into the fatal accident. For example, he pointed out that the only police officer who responded to the auto accident scene was friends with the victim.

At the end of the trial, the jury said that the defendant was not responsible for recklessly causing the victim’s death.

After the jury issued its verdict, the victim’s widow left the courtroom and yelled, “You people are all nuts.”

If the defendant had been convicted of aggravated manslaughter, she faced a potential sentence of 30 years in NJ State Prison.

Although the defendant was cleared of the vehicular homicide charges, she remained in custody at the Morris County Correctional Facility in Morristown NJ while authorities processed her for release. She has been held at the Morris County jail for four years on a massive bail amount of $400,000.

For further information about this case, read the DailyRecord.com article, “Not Guilty: Morris Jury Clears Woman in East Hanover Fatal Crash.”

Jefferson New Jersey Heroin LawyersA Jefferson Township NJ woman faces criminal charges after police allegedly discovered her in possession of drugs while driving in Wayne, NJ.

The arrest occurred around 5:30 p.m. A couple of Wayne police officers were on patrol along Route 23 in Wayne when they spotted the suspect using her cell phone while driving a 2005 Nissan Sentra with Pennsylvania license plates.

The Wayne patrol officers stopped the car near Route 23 and Packanack Lake Road. Among the vehicle occupants were the 19-year-old driver, a female from Jefferson Township, and an 18-year-old male passenger from Haskell, New Jersey.

Police spoke with the driver and allegedly noticed drug paraphernalia in plain view inside the vehicle. A subsequent search of the vehicle allegedly led to the discovery of 11 glassine bags of heroin stamped with labels reading “Thunder” and “Brequet.”

Wayne NJ police also allegedly discovered the suspects with marijuana, an Alprazolam pill, and two hypodermic syringes.

The driver, who resides in the Oak Ridge section of Jefferson, NJ, was arrested and charged with several drug offenses, including simple possession of marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia, possession of a hypodermic needle, and possession of a controlled dangerous substance (CDS) in a motor vehicle. She was also cited for a traffic offense for using a cell phone while driving.

Meanwhile, the passenger was also placed under arrest. He has been charged with possession of heroin.

After being arrested and processed, the suspects were released on their own recognizance. They both have pending court dates.

For additional information about this case, read the DailyRecord.com article, “‘Thunder’ Heroin Found on Jefferson Teen.”

Chester Township Eluding Police AttorneysChester Township NJ police arrested a motorcyclist who allegedly eluded police after failing to follow a police instruction to pull over.

According to law enforcement, the 22-year-old suspect was riding a bike, as was another motorcyclist, when a Chester Township patrol cop tried to stop him. The patrol officer had arrived on North Road in Chester New Jersey after police got numerous reports of two motorcyclists driving erratically on the road.

The motorcyclists reportedly ignored the police officer’s command to stop their bikes and instead drove off and led police on a high-speed pursuit.

One of the suspects eventually had to stop his bike because of traffic congestion. He needed to swerve to the side of the road so that he could avoid crashing into an oncoming motor vehicle.

Police then placed the suspect under arrest without further incident. Meanwhile, the other suspect was able to move past the traffic and get away from police.

The suspect who was apprehended, a 22-year-old male from Succasunna, has been charged with eluding police.

If the suspect is ultimately convicted on the eluding charges, he would face severe criminal penalties. As set forth by N.J.S.A. 2C:29-2, eluding law enforcement is ordinarily classified as a third degree criminal offense. A conviction on third degree eluding charges could result in a sentence of 3-5 years in NJ State Prison.

After being arrested and charged, the suspect was taken to the Morris County Correctional Facility in Morristown, New Jersey. He was being held at the jail in lieu of $25,000 bail.

For further information about this case, access the NJ.com article, “22-Year-Old Motorcyclist Charged with Eluding Police during Traffic Stop.”