Criminal defense: New Jersey man faces DUI charges

A bizarre accident has led to charges being filed against a Berlin man, according to local sources. New Jersey police arrested the man after he reportedly got his car stuck on an electric pole guide wire. He is facing DUI charges. A court date is pending for the man, though it is unclear if he has retained criminal defense counsel. 

A photo of the incident was shared on social media by the police department, which depicts the car, believed to belong to the arrested man, hoisted by its front wheels into the air. In the attached caption, police confirmed the accident occurred near Hillcrest Shopping Center on Route 73. Police said they responded to witness calls about the unusual accident. 

When officers arrived on the scene, they found the man uninjured, but apparently believed him to be intoxicated. Their reasoning, as well as the results of any on-scene sobriety testing that may have been conducted, were not included in the news report. Nevertheless, they charged the man with driving under the influence and took him into custody. He was later released. Apparently no other injuries or passengers have been reported. 

No matter how strange the details of the case, it remains the sole burden of New Jersey prosecutors to prove beyond a reasonable doubt the man's intoxicated state at the time of the accident. His criminal defense counsel may choose to review any and all case-related materials, including the outcome of any sobriety testing, as part of their preparation. They will work to ensure a fair trial that includes a compelling defense. 

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