Resident charged with DUI in Tuesday evening crash
A man has been charged with driving under the influence after police said he drove into a home on Branch Avenue in neighboring Red Bank. Capt. Darren McConnell said borough police responded to a crash at 7:51 p.m. Tuesday at Spring Street and Ambassador Drive. He said Frederick Schwarz, 46, of Red Bank had failed to stop at Spring Street and continued onto the back yard of a property on Branch Avenue, damaging a fence and causing minor damages to the home. There were no injuries, McDonnell said. Upon further investigation officers determined Schwarz had been driving under the influence, and he was charged accordingly, McDonnell said.
Raymond Raya, public defender in Holmdel, Keansburg, Keyport and Lakewood, knows how devastating drunk driving can be. Here are three things to know about DWI.
- POLICE & FIRE
Sunday, February 5, 2012
Raya contributed these tips at New Year's Eve, but they are just as valid tonight, after Superbowl Sunday revelry. A Driving While Intoxicated (DWI) conviction can change your life forever and getting into an accident with elevated levels of alcohol may end with you losing your freedom, your life or the life of another. The penalties for refusing to "blow" into the machine has almost identical penalties as well. 1. The police will be out in force tonight and they are looking for drunk drivers. This means a slight deviation from your lane of travel, increased speed or even a minor equipment violation can give the police reasonable cause to pull over your vehicle. If they smell alcohol on your breath, you may be in for a very long night. 2. …