Piscataway Man Charged with DWI after Crashing into Tree at 9am

Just before 9am on the morning of Saturday, May 16, authorities in Montgomery Township received reports of a single vehicle accident in which one vehicle had run off the road and collided with a tree. Upon arriving at the scene, officers found Arrie T. Bachelor Jr., 48, of Piscataway, who allegedly reported that he had been unable to keep his vehicle on the road because he was trying not to hit an animal. However, after an investigation of the incident, police have charged Bachelor with Driving While Intoxicated.

Arrested for DWI in Piscataway NJ

As a result of these charges, under N.J.S.A. 39:4-50, Bachelor could potentially face minimum penalties of a 3 month driver’s license suspension, over $700 in fines and fees, a $1,000 insurance surcharge each year for three years, and up to 30 days of jail time. More severe penalties could potentially apply if Bachelor’s blood alcohol level is alleged to be over .1, in which case penalties would increasing to a driver’s license suspension of 7 months to 1 year, a requirement to install an ignition interlock device during license suspension and for 6 months to 1 year following restoration of Bachelor’s driver’s license, over $800 in fines and fees, a $1,000 insurance surcharge each year for three years, and up to 30 days of jail time. Additionally, if Bachelor’s record contains any prior DWI convictions within the past 10 years, penalties would then further escalate in severity, to include a driver’s license suspension of 2 years, an ignition interlock requirement during license suspension and for 1 to 3 years following restoration of Bachelor’s driver’s license, over $1,000 in fines and fees, a $1,000 insurance surcharge each year for three years, as well as 2 to 90 days of jail time. If these charges would constitute a third DWI offense within the past 10 years for Bachelor, penalties would then escalate even further, to a driver’s license suspension of 10 years, a requirement to install an ignition interlock device during license suspension and for 1 to 3 years after Bachelor’s driver’s license is restored, over $1,500 in fines and fees, a $1,500 insurance surcharge each year for three years, and 180 days (approximately 6 months) of jail time.

26 June, 2015 / by bcampbell