A woman was seriously injured in an accident that Roxbury police say was caused by a drunk driver.
The 37-year old victim had just left Hopatcong State Park when her car was reportedly hit by a pickup truck near the park’s exit.
The victim was airlifted to Morristown Memorial Hospital to be treated for her injuries. The other passengers in the victim’s vehicle were not injured. These passengers included a 13-year-old boy and a 75-year-old man.
Police revealed that the suspect lives in Hopatcong, NJ.
If the suspect is ultimately convicted of causing a DWI accident, he could face significant penalties. Anyone convicted of a third offense DWI is subject to a mandatory term of incarceration of 3 months in jail. The suspect in this case could also have his driver’s license suspended for anywhere from 3 months to 10 years if he is convicted of driving under the influence.
According to authorities, Roxbury police are continuing to investigate the accident.
For more information, see the NJ.com article entitled “Fair Lawn Woman Seriously Injured after Being Struck by Drunken Driver in Roxbury, Police Say.”
If you are facing DUI or DWI charges in New Jersey, contact Morristown NJ criminal defense attorney Travis J. Tormey for a free consultation about your case.