Law enforcement in New Jersey is now questioning individuals who are suspected of drunk driving (DUI-DWI) as to:
Where they were drinking alcohol?
How many alcoholic drinks they had? and
What kind of drinks they had?
A 2007 NJ Attorney General Law Enforcement Directive mandates that New Jersey police ask these questions after they have read the DUI-DWI suspect the required Miranda warnings (their rights) and the DUI-DWI suspect consents. A report must then be filed by the police officer with the Division of Alcoholic Beverage Control.
The Division of Alcoholic Beverage Control is then permitted to keep this information for a period of 25 months and is required to maintain a database of this information to be used by any law enforcement agency.
Although this mandates more government monitoring of the people, this NJ Attorney General Directive does serve legitimate purposes such as curbing drunk driving (DUI-DWI) which will ultimately lead to less innocent people being killed by drunk drivers.
See a copy of the Attorney General Directive here: Attorney General Directive2007-02.pdf
The author of this Law Blog, Bucks County PA & Mercer County, NJ criminal attorney, Michael L. Saile, Jr., Esq. of Cordisco & Saile LLC, Attorneys-at-Law practices both New Jersey and Pennsylvania criminal, traffic violations, and DUI/DWI/DAI law. Check out our website for DUI penalties. We handle all NJ Municipal Court cases including DUI in the following NJ Municipal Courts: Hopewell Township, Ewing Township, Trenton, Lawrence Township, Hamilton, Pennington, and other Mercer County, Burlington County, and Camden County, NJ courts. We also handle lower bucks county DUI and traffic violation cases in the following towns: Bensalem, Southampton, Richboro, Newtown, Levittown, Langhorne, Doylestown, Warminster, Trevose, Feasterville, Warrington, Bristol, Fallsington, Yardley, New Hope, Holland, Washington Crossing, PA, and other Bucks County courts. We handle DUI cases in Philadelphia, Bucks, Chester, Delaware, and Montgomery County, PA. We are located just outside of Philadelphia in lower Bucks County.