New Jersey police have accused a man from a neighboring state of driving while intoxicated. The charge comes after the man was involved in a traffic incident with a tractor-trailer. The driving while intoxicated charge was not the only one issued by police.

A police report stated the man was driving on the George Washington Bridge just after midnight when he ran into the back of the tractor-trailer driving ahead of him. His Porsche became jammed up under the bed of the truck, and he had to be cut out of his car. Both of his ankles and one leg were broken, and he was taken to a nearby hospital for treatment. The driver of the truck was not injured.

Officers responding to the scene say they detected the odor of alcohol in the car and found a liquor bottle that was nearly empty upon their subsequent search. This led to additional charges of having an open container of alcohol and reckless driving. The truck driver will not be facing any charges in the matter.

If convicted of the charges against him, this man could feel the consequences for a long time. However, he is innocent until the prosecution actually proves that he is guilty beyond a reasonable doubt, a burden that is often more difficult than many believe. No matter the circumstances, any New Jersey resident who has been charged with driving while intoxicated and/or related charges has the right to the best defense available. In addition to ensuring that the accused individual’s legal rights are properly honored throughout the process, the defense counsel will fight for a resolution that is in the best interests of the client.

Source: nj.com, “Man cut from Porsche charged with DWI in GWB wreck, Port Authority police say“, Noah Cohen, Aug. 7, 2014

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