A New Jersey woman has pleaded guilty to driving while intoxicated in a recent court appearance. As part of the agreement for her plea, attorneys for the prosecution are planning to ask that she serve eight years in prison, followed by three years of parole supervision. An admission of vehicular homicide accompanies the driving while intoxicated acknowledgment.

According to reports, the woman left her house one evening for an unmentioned destination. Police officers state that she hit a parked car as she was leaving her house and did not stop to survey any damage she allegedly caused. She continued driving without turning on her headlights and narrowly escaped collisions with two cars. A third car, however, did crash into the woman’s car. The driver of the third vehicle was taken to a hospital, where she died soon after her arrival.

Police who responded to the incident claim they smelled alcohol when they were around the woman. They also administered field sobriety tests, which showed her blood alcohol level was over twice the state limit of .08 percent. Her bail was set at $50,000 without a 10 percent option, but she has not been able to pay so she is currently in jail awaiting sentencing.

This woman reached a plea agreement with the prosecution in her case, but for those New Jersey residents who have been charged with driving while intoxicated, there are ways to fight those charges. After all facets of the case are examined, a course of action can be determined. It is also beneficial to remember that each person is innocent until proved guilty, and if legal representation can show reasonable doubt, a case can be dismissed.

Source:, “Brick woman admits to DWI, vehicular homicide“, Ashley Peskoe, June 17, 2014

Tags: driving while intoxicated, field sobriety test