Mount Olive, NJ police arrested a man on suspicion of drunk driving after he allegedly crashed his car into a building.
The 26-year-old suspect is believed to have been behind the wheel of a 2007 Mitsubishi that slammed into a utility pole and then into the front entrance of the My Sweet Cleaners building off Route 46.
The crash triggered the building’s burglar alarm, which prompted officers to respond immediately to the scene. At the site of the crash, police officers found that the utility pole had been snapped into pieces. Additionally, downed power lines required Jersey Central Power & Light to come to the scene to repair damaged wires and restore power.
Officers on the scene observed the suspect in what appeared to be an intoxicated state.
In New Jersey, drunk driving carries severe penalties. As set forth by N.J.S.A. 39:4-50, a person convicted of multiple DWI/DUI offenses faces a potential jail term of up to six months in the county jail. Additionally, a person convicted of multiple drunk driving violations can lose their driver’s license for as long as 10 years. Even first-time DUI offender can be sentenced to one month in jail, as well as lose their driver’s license for one year.
To learn more about this incident, check out the NJ.com article entitled “Police: Man Who Drove Car into Mount Olive Cleaners Had Been Drinking.“
If you are facing drunk driving charges in New Jersey, contact Morristown NJ criminal defense attorney Travis J. Tormey for a free consultation about your case.