Periodically, the New Jersey Administrative Office of the Courts publishes statistics concerning the number of DWI offenses issued in each municipality. The 2008 statistics (Year Ending October 2008) are out and are contained at the Judiciary Website. The major players continue to be the same and I am not surprised given the volume of cases every NJ DWI Lawyer at our firm has handle this year in these towns.
In Union County, Linden had the highest DWI total at 57 with Elizabeth at 56 and Union at 50. In Somerset County, Bridgewater was the leader at 108 with Hillsborough and Someset well behind at 56 and 33 DWI cases, respectively. Ocean County had some rather significant figures with numerous municipalities exceeding 50 summonses. Brick came in at 126, Dover at 91, Lacey at 79, and Stafford at 72. Wall led Monmouth County at 81, with Holmdel slightly behind at 80. Middletown and Howell had 75 and 68 DWI charges. East Brunswick was a big force for DWI summonses once again. It came in at 131, with Woodbridge at 125 and Old Bridge at 67. Jersey City issued 81 DWI tickets in Hudson County, with Union City second at 72 cases.
The police departments around the state were obviously busy during the last year. With such volume, there are always opportunities for mistakes and technicalities.