Wednesday, May 15, 2013
The National Transportation Safety Board recommends reducing the limit. Some say it would save lives. Others say it's unreasonable.
One drink could be the limit that leads to a drunken-driving charge—at least for some people if the National Transportation Safety Board has its way. On Tuesday, the NTSB recommended states lower the blood-alcohol threshold for driving while intoxicated from 0.08 percent to 0.05 percent. What do you think? Is this a reasonable proposal? According to a 2011 Mothers Against Drunk Driving report, the latest available data shows New Jersey ranked 31st out of 51 states (including the District of Columbia) in drunken-driving injuries and deaths. That year, there were 193 DWI fatalities, MADD said. About 10,000 deaths nationwide a year are related to drunken driving. The NTSB says the lower limit would save 500 to 800 lives a year. Officials at …
Friday, December 14, 2012
Patch Media Corporation wins a lawsuit against Washington Township for violating open public record laws surrounding state Assemblyman Paul Moriarty's July arrest.
Washington Township, Gloucester County, violated open public records laws when officials refused to release police dashboard video of Assemblyman Paul Moriarty’s drunken-driving arrest, a judge found Friday. Washington Township must turn over the complete video of the traffic stop and subsequent arrest, as well as other records in the case within two weeks, Assignment Judge Georgia M. Curio ruled, saying the public’s right to access the video trumps counterarguments. Curio heard the case in state Superior Court in Bridgeton, where she sits. Patch Media Corporation sued Washington Township’s police records custodians and township attorney John Armano after they denied requests made under the Open Public Records Act (OPRA) for the arrest …
Sunday, December 18, 2011
Police arrest a man for DWI and investigate a burglary.
- POLICE & FIRE
- Rob Scott
Sunday, December 18, 2011
Dec. 5 Arrest (DWI), 3:10 a.m. — Police arrested Ryan M. Stranahan, 28, of Maple Shade, for driving while intoxicated after he crashed his vehicle into another, according to a report. Dec. 6 Criminal mischief, 1:39 p.m. — A woman told police while her car was parked at the Wawa on North Forklanding Road between 9 a.m. and 10 p.m. Dec. 5, someone dented the front passenger side. Police said a shoe print was visible in the dent. Dec. 7 Burglary, 4:45 p.m. — Police said a white man, about 5 feet 8 inches, wearing a black jacket and jeans, was seen entering a home on East Broadway Avenue. A witness saw the man open the front window of the residence. The resident told police the front door was found unlocked, but nothing was missing. The …
Monday, June 6, 2011
A disc-jockey was allegedly drunk during a dance at Cinnaminson Middle School.
A disc-jockey was tuned up as he left a middle-school dance, police said. The DJ, 32-year-old Mitchell M. Klepac of Williamstown, Gloucester County, was charged Friday with driving while intoxicated, DWI in a school zone and possession of alcoholic beverages on school property. He also was ticketed for several traffic violations, police said. Klepac had been disc-jockeying an eighth-grade dance at Cinnaminson Middle School on Friday night when a teacher approached him to ask for a change in the music, said district Superintendent Sal Illuzzi. The teacher smelled alcohol on Klepac's breath and told an assistant principal, who also smelled booze on the DJ's breath. The administrator then called police, who intercepted Klepac in the parking…