Mount Olive DWI ChargeA man accused of drunk driving 27 years ago in Mount Olive will finally answer for the charges.

64-year-old Morristown, NJ resident Larry J. Hendrickson was originally charged with a DUI/DWI on November 20, 1987 after allegedly registering a blood alcohol content (BAC) well above the legal limit at the time. However, when Hendrickson failed to appear for a municipal court hearing, the case remained open and a warrant was issued for his arrest.

It took 27 years, but Hendrickson was eventually arrested. Earlier this year, police stopped Hendrickson for an unrelated offense. A computer background check then revealed the earlier charge.

Hendrickson has pleaded not guilty to drunk driving. He will next appear in Mount Olive Municipal Court in June.

When Hendrickson was first charged with the DUI, New Jersey law had established a BAC limit of 0.10 percent. In 2004, the state legislature changed the law and lowered the BAC limit to 0.08 percent.

To learn more about this case, see the article entitled “Morristown Man to Face DWI Charges 27 Years After Traffic Stop.


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