A man was allegedly drunk when he crashed into the vehicle in front of him and overturned in Dover, New Jersey.
Dover NJ police said that 68-year-old Randolph NJ resident Swift Carothers had been drinking when his 2001 Nissan struck a 2001 Hyundai on Pennsylvania Avenue.
According to police, Carothers’ car rolled over after the crash and he was trapped inside the vehicle. The Dover Fire Department responded to the scene and helped to get Carothers out of the mangled vehicle.
Police administered field sobriety tests to Carothers. Afterwards, Carothers was placed under arrest and charged with driving while intoxicated (DWI), reckless driving, and tailgating.
In New Jersey, the threshold for DWI is 0.08 percent blood alcohol content. The penalties for DWI in New Jersey are set forth by N.J.S.A. 39:4-50. If Carothers is convicted for first offense DWI, he could be facing a sentence of up to 30 days in jail and loss of his driver’s license for as long as one (1) year.
The driver of the other vehicle was 43-year-old Dover resident Alejandro Zelaya. According to authorities, Zelaya did not require medical attention after the accident.
For more information, see the NJ.com article entitled “Dover Police: Man Was Drinking When He Flipped Car, Trapped Himself Inside.“