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Forked River Woman Charged With Drunk Driving, Multiple Motor Vehicle Summonses


Lacey police have charged a Nautilus Boulevard with driving under the influence after she was spotted weaving and failing to maintain a lane on her street, Police Chief David A. Paprota said.

Officer Dimitri Tsarnas and Officer Anthony Sarno responded to the area of Nautilus Boulevard at 10:04 p.m. on June 28 after receiving a call from a concerned citizen about a suspected drunk driver, the chief said.

Sarno located the Dodge pickup traveling north on Route 9 and stopped it in the 500 block of Nautilus Boulevard, after he observed it weaving on the roadway, Paprota said.

The driver was identified as Debra Kaczmarek, 49, 711 Nautilus Boulevard in Forked River. She was charged with driving under the influence and taken to police  headquarters. Kaczmarek was also charged with reckless driving, refusal to submit to breath samples, failure to maintain lane and failure to exhibit a driver's license, the chief said.

Her vehicle was impounded as per John's Law, he said.
Brandy the Dog July 21, 2014 at 11:43 AM
The New Jersey Refusal Statute is found under N.J.S.A. 39:4-50.2 and N.J.S.A. 39:4-50.4a: N.J.S.A. 39:4-50.2. Consent to taking samples of breath; record of test; independent test; prohibition of use of force; informing accused (a) Any person who operates a motor vehicle on any public road, street or highway or quasi-public area in this State shall be deemed to have given his consent to the taking of samples of his breath for the purpose of making chemical tests to determine the content of alcohol in his blood; provided, however, that the taking of samples is made in accordance with the provisions of this act and at the request of a police officer who has reasonable grounds to believe that such person has been operating a motor vehicle in violation of the provisions of R.S.39:4-50 or section 1 of P.L.1992, c. 189 (C.39:4-50.14). (b) A record of the taking of any such sample, disclosing the date and time thereof, as well as the result of any chemical test, shall be made and a copy thereof, upon his request, shall be furnished or made available to the person so tested. (c) In addition to the samples taken and tests made at the direction of a police officer hereunder, the person tested shall be permitted to have such samples taken and chemical tests of his breath, urine or blood made by a person or physician of his own selection. (d) The police officer shall inform the person tested of his rights under subsections (b) and (c) of this section. (e) No chemical test, as provided in this section, or specimen necessary thereto, may be made or taken forcibly and against physical resistance thereto by the defendant. The police officer shall, however, inform the person arrested of the consequences of refusing to submit to such test in accordance with section 2 of this amendatory and supplementary act. [FN1] A standard statement, prepared by the chief administrator, shall be read by the police officer to the person under arrest.
Frank Kay July 21, 2014 at 11:58 AM
Refusal seems the better way to go . If you'd get the D.U.I. anyway , Save the attorney fees , court costs , fines , surcharges , extra auto insurance etc etc etc $$$$$
ZeeZee July 21, 2014 at 03:26 PM
The best way to go is not to drink and drive in the first place.
Brandy the Dog July 21, 2014 at 03:47 PM
Frank Kay, refusal is a separate offense. The perp will likely get the DUI book thrown at him/her too.

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