A southern New Jersey school bus driver has pleaded guilty to driving drunk with 25 students on board. Carole Crockett, 48, of Shamong also pleaded guilty to child endangerment. Crockett was working for a private transportation company. Crockett was arrested in November 2011 while driving students home from Westampton Middle School. Burlington County prosecutors report the plea agreement calls for Crockett to receive a 3-year prison term when she is sentenced in January. Full article.
Drunk Driving in New Jersey
In New Jersey, a person is guilty of drunk driving if he/she operates a motor vehicle with a Blood Alcohol Concentration (BAC) of 0.08 percent or greater. Blood Alcohol Concentration refers to the amount of alcohol in your blood. Although the law refers to a 0.08 percent BAC, you can be convicted of driving while under the influence of intoxicating liquor even when your BAC is below 0.08 percent. The penalties associated with a DUI conviction can be harsh, especially for those who have prior convictions.
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If you have been charged with a DUI, contact Mallon & Tranger in Somerville, New Jersey, for a consultation. The attorneys at the Law Office of Mallon and Tranger are committed to protecting the rights and interests of clients throughout the Freehold, Toms River, and Point Pleasant areas of New Jersey.