Madison New Jersey police arrested a woman who allegedly caused a drunk driving accident.
The 46-year-old suspect is accused of crashing into another vehicle that was stopped at a traffic light.
Sometime after the accident, a Madison NJ police sergeant arrived at the scene and conducted an investigation. The officer determined that the suspect had been driving on Prospect Street when she made a sudden right turn onto Main Street. In the process of making the turn, she allegedly sideswiped the other vehicle.
Police also determined that the suspect was intoxicated or under the influence of drugs at the time of the accident.
As a result, the suspect was placed under arrest and charged with driving while intoxicated (DWI).
Depending upon the circumstances of the case, the suspect could face significant penalties. If the suspect has prior DWI or DUI convictions on her record, she will be subject to a sentence of up to 6 months in the Morris County Jail. Moreover, she would face a mandatory sentence of 3 months in jail.
Even if this was the suspect’s first DWI offense, she will still be subject to up to 30 days in jail, as well as suspension of her driver’s license for 3 months.
Sometime after being arrested and processed, the suspect was released into the custody of a friend.
The suspect has a pending court date in Madison Municipal Court to answer the DWI charges against her.
For additional information about this case, check out the NJ.com article entitled “Sideswiping Stopped Vehicle Leads to DWI Charge in Madison, Say Police.”