Drunk driving often leads to criminal charges that far exceed the level of charges associated with the single offense of driving with a blood alcohol content (BAC) in excess of the legal limit. A recent DWI arrest in Bayonne demonstrates the potential seriousness of such charges.
According to Bayonne police, the suspect, who was a resident of Staten Island, was arrested on April 8 after striking and seriously injuring a cyclist in Bayonne. Police observed two children in the suspect’s car after he was stopped. The man was arrested and charged with numerous criminal charges related to drunk driving. The suspect had two children in his car at the time of the incident and was charged with driving while intoxicated, assault by auto, and endangering the welfare of children.
Police said that the suspect, who was believed to be intoxicated at the time, struck a cyclist near the intersection of Route 440 and East 22nd Street in Bayonne. The cyclist was taken to a local hospital for treatment of severe injuries. The suspect was not injured. He was taken into custody at about 9:47 p.m. after police completed their on-scene investigation.
The defendant will be tried in New Jersey courts for each of the crimes because they were all committed in New Jersey.
Building your criminal defense
If you are in a similar situation, a strong criminal defense is necessary. As part of your defense, you will want to evaluate the evidence and come up with possible defense arguments that will hopefully work to your advantage.