Police officers arrived at the scene of a single-car rollover crash near Rosedale Avenue and Lewis Drive in Madison. When the officers investigated the accident scene, they allegedly found hypodermic needles and suspected heroin folds in plain view.
Sometime later, the officers concluded that the driver was under the influence of heroin when he crashed the vehicle.
As a result of the officers’ observations, the driver was charged with several offenses, including driving while under the influence (DUI), heroin possession, possession of drug paraphernalia, possession of hypodermic needles, and possession of a controlled dangerous substance (CDS) in a motor vehicle. The driver was also cited for careless driving and failure to maintain lane.
In New Jersey, driving under the influence of drugs is addressed by N.J.S.A. 39:4-50. DUI charges are taken very seriously by law enforcement. Whether the driver was under the influence of alcohol or heroin, he could be looking at a lengthy driver’s license suspension and possible jail time.
After being arrested and charged, the suspect was released into the custody of a family member pending a later court date.
To learn more, see the NJ.com article entitled “Heroin Found at Scene of Rollover Crash, Madison Police Report.“