A man was allegedly drunk when crashing into the vehicle in front of him in Dover, NJ.
According to Dover NJ police, 68-year-old Randolph NJ resident Swift Carothers was drunk and behind the wheel when his 2001 Nissan struck a 2001 Hyundai on Pennsylvania Avenue.
Police said that Carothers’ car rolled over after the crash, trapping him inside the vehicle. When the Dover Fire Department responded to the scene, they helped to get Carothers out of the damaged vehicle.
At the scene, police administered field sobriety tests to Carothers. Later, Carothers was placed under arrest and charged with driving while intoxicated (DWI), reckless driving, and tailgating.
In New Jersey, the threshold for DWI/DUI is 0.08 percent blood alcohol content (BAC). The penalties for DWI/DUI in New Jersey are set forth by N.J.S.A. 39:4-50. If Carothers is convicted for a first offense DWI, he could be sentenced to as many as 30 days in jail and lose his driver’s license for up to one (1) year.
For more information, check out the NJ.com article entitled “Dover Police: Man Was Drinking When He Flipped Car, Trapped Himself Inside.“