Hanover NJ DWI Accident ChargesPolice arrested a Westfield NJ man accused of driving while intoxicated and crashing his car on Route 10 in Hanover, New Jersey.

Hanover NJ police received a report of an accident on Route 10 East around Pine Plaza. When patrol officers arrived at the scene, they found the 25-year-old suspect in a BMW which was hovering over a guardrail. According to the officer, the vehicle was close to falling into the Whippany River.

Police believe that the suspect crashed his BMW into the guardrail.

The suspect managed to crawl to safety through the back hatch of his car.

The police officers arrested the suspect shortly after he extricated himself from the vehicle. According to police, the suspect was intoxicated.

The suspect has been charged with several offenses, including driving while intoxicated (DWI), resisting arrest, and disorderly conduct. The suspect also faces charges for simple possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia because police officers allegedly discovered drugs and drug-related items in his car.

Beyond that, the suspect has been cited for several traffic violations, including reckless driving and careless driving.

After being arrested, the suspect was taken to Morristown Medical Center so that doctors could evaluate him.

Once doctors cleared the suspect of serious injuries, he was transported to Morris County Correctional Facility. The suspect was held at the facility in lieu of $2,500 bail.

 

For additional information about this case, see the NJ.com article entitled “Drunk Driver Almost Crashed into Whippany River, Hanover Cops Say.”

Andover NJ Aggravated Assault LawyersPolice arrested a Newark NJ teenager after she allegedly threw a DVD player at a police officer in Ridgewood, New Jersey.

The Andover Township Police Department got a call about a fight at the Willowglen Academy. Willowglen is a facility which provides round-the-clock-hour care for roughly 40 emotionally disturbed minors. When police officers showed up at the school, they discovered staff members attempting to break up a fight between six female students.

The officers offered assistance to the staff members. At one point, an officer told the 18-year-old suspect, who was allegedly being unruly, that she would be arrested if she failed to calm down. The suspect allegedly responded by throwing a DVD player at the officer. The officer sustained minor injuries when he was hit by the DVD player.

Police officers immediately placed the suspect under arrest. She was later charged with aggravated assault on a police officer and obstruction of justice.

After being arrested and charged, the suspect was taken to the Sussex County Jail in Newton, NJ. She is being held at the correctional facility on a $20,000 bail amount.

Ridgewood NJ police were called to the Willowglen Academy three times in a single weekend after receiving separate reports of fights among the students. On another occasion, a student was placed under arrest and charged with disorderly conduct for failing to quickly disperse when officers got to the scene. Two other students at the facility received juvenile complaints for their alleged involvement in a physical altercation.

The Andover Township Police Department is actively working with the Willowglen Academy management to ensure that the disruptive fights do not continue going forward.

 

For additional information, read the NJ.com article entitled “Teen Threw DVD Player at Cop Trying to Break Up Fight, Andover Police Say.”

Parsippany Kidnapping LawyerA woman from the Lake Hiawatha section of Parsippany NJ recently got probation after allegedly filing a false report about her own kidnapping.

The 21-year-old suspect allegedly dialed 911 in September and told Parsippany police that she had been kidnapped and locked in the trunk of her vehicle. Moreover, she reportedly said, the kidnappers were going to kill her within 24 hours.

Kidnapping is one of the most serious crimes in New Jersey. However, authorities believe that this kidnapping report was fabricated.

After police received a “missing person” report, they tracked down the suspect’s vehicle at Volunteer’s Park in Lake Hiawatha. When police investigated further, they discovered video surveillance footage which reportedly showed the suspect faking the abduction by climbing into the trunk and closing it on herself.

After discovering the video footage, police charged the suspect with making a false public alarm and making false reports to law enforcement.

Making a false public alarm is classified as a third degree felony in New Jersey. This means that the suspect could potentially be sentenced to 3–5 years in New Jersey State Prison. However, the suspect managed to avoid a prison sentence in this case. When the suspect appeared in Morris County Superior Court in Morristown, she was allowed to enter the Pre-Trial Intervention Program (PTI).

The PTI program is a form of probation which allows defendants to have criminal charges dropped in exchange for meeting certain requirements. As part of the PTI program in this case, the suspect will have to undergo a mental health evaluation and follow any recommendations stemming from that evaluation. She will also be required to perform 25 hours of community service.

If the suspect is able to meet all of the requirements of the PTI program and remains arrest-free for 18 months, the charges will be dismissed.

The terms of the plea deal in this case did not require the suspect to admit guilt.

For more information about this case, access the NJ.com article entitled “Woman Accused of Faking Her Own Kidnapping Gets Probation.”

 

If you are facing kidnapping or criminal restraint charges in New Jersey, contact Morristown NJ criminal defense attorney Travis J. Tormey for a free consultation about your case.