A Morristown, NJ man accused of drunk driving in 1987 will finally be appearing in Mount Olive court to answer the charges.
64-year-old Larry J. Hendrickson was first charged with a DWI on November 20, 1987 after allegedly registering a blood alcohol content (BAC) of 0.17 percent. However, Hendrickson failed to appear for a municipal court hearing, causing the case to remain open.
Earlier this year, Hendrickson was stopped for an unrelated offense. A computer background check revealed that he had a warrant out for his arrest.
Hendrickson has pleaded not guilty to the charge. His next court appearance is scheduled for June.
When Hendrickson was first charged with a DWI, the law in New Jersey established a BAC limit of 0.10 percent. In 2004, the state legislature amended the law and lowered the BAC limit to 0.08 percent.
For more information about this case, check out the NJ.com article entitled “Morristown Man to Face DWI Charges 27 Years After Traffic Stop.“