Madison NJ police arrested a woman accused of causing a drunk driving accident.
The 46-year-old suspect alleged crashed into another vehicle that had come to a stop at a traffic light on a Madison New Jersey street.
Shortly after the accident, a Madison police sergeant showed at the scene investigated. During the course of the investigation, the officer determined that the suspect was driving on Prospect Street when she turned right onto Main Street. When making the turn, the suspect allegedly sideswiped the other vehicle in front of the traffic light.
The police officer also determined that the suspect was under the influence of alcohol or drugs when the crash occurred.
Based on the officer’s observations, the suspect was placed under arrest. He has been charged with driving while intoxicated (DWI).
Depending upon the precise circumstances of the case, the suspect is likely to face serious penalties. For example, if the suspect has any previous DWI or DUI convictions on her record, she could be sentenced to as many as 6 months in the Morris County Jail. At a minimum, she would face a mandatory sentence of 3 months in the local county jail.
Even if the suspect is only convicted of a first offense DWI, she could still be sentenced to up to 30 days in jail and have her driver’s license suspended for a period of 3 months.
Sometime after being arrested and processed, the suspect was released into the custody of a friend.
The suspect will have to appear in Madison Municipal Court at a later date to answer the DWI charges.
For further information about this case, access the NJ.com article entitled “Sideswiping Stopped Vehicle Leads to DWI Charge in Madison, Say Police.”