Wednesday, February 21, 2018

Crash with Pole Leads to DUI Arrest of South Plainfield Man

Fairfield (NJ) The Fairfield Police Department announces the arrest of Justin Carpena (29) of South Plainfield for driving under the influence on July 10, 2017. On that date, at approximately 7:17 PM, Officers Christopher Yoo and Sean McCormack were dispatched to a single car motor vehicle crash near 198 Route 46 East.

Upon the arrival of the officers, it is alleged that they observed significant damage to a 1996 Nissan being operated by Carpena. During the course of the investigation, it is alleged that Carpena displayed signs and symptoms consistent with being under the influence to include a strong odor of an alcoholic beverage coming from his breath, slurred speech, bloodshot and watery eyes and droopy eyelids.

Based upon their observations, field sobriety tests were administered. As a result, Carpena was placed under arrest and his vehicle impounded pursuant to New Jersey law. He was transported to police headquarters where breath testing was conducted. Carpena allegedly had a blood alcohol concentration level over twice the legal limit. In addition to the DUI charge, he was also charged with careless driving, reckless driving and failing to maintain a lane. He was released on his own recognizance pending an initial appearance in the Fairfield Municipal Court on July 20, 2017.

(It should be noted that the charges against Carpena are merely allegations and that he is presumed innocent until he either pleads guilty or is found guilty in a court of law)





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