It’s called a “professional courtesy” when an officer of the law is let off a traffic or other violation that would’ve garnered stricter attention with a regular citizen. Professional courtesies happen quite often between among the law enforcement community but rarely, it seems, when a criminal law has been broken.
According to The Start Ledger, one trooper may have gotten away with several instances of DUI between 2007 and 2008. The report claims she was pulled over 10 times between March 2007 and April 2008. At least one of those times it is suspected that she was under the influence of alcohol.
The trooper reportedly admitted to drinking “a lot” when she was pulled over in one of the incidences. That time she was transported to the local precinct where her fellow troopers picked her up and took her home. In another case the officer who pulled her over gave the trooper a ride home.
This case is particularly interesting considering the DUI crackdowns in the state recently. With drunk driving deaths and accidents regularly in the news, it is pretty rare to hear of anyone “getting away” with driving drunk.
According to officials with the State Police, this particular trooper did have a problem which has since been rectified. While they don’t come out and say it, they allude to the fact that she may have had a drinking problem and is now sober.
Regular people like you and I aren’t so lucky. If you are charged with DWI in New Jersey, you can face serious repercussions including jail time, fines, and a suspension on your driver’s license.
If you are facing charges like this now, you need the assistance of an aggressive defense lawyer that will look out for your best interests in court. Contact me today for a free consultation.