Port Authority police recently arrested a man who was allegedly driving while intoxicated (DWI) when he crashed a rental car at Newark Liberty International Airport.
The possible DWI accident occurred during the early morning hours at the Newark NJ airport. The 38-year-old suspect is accused of losing control of his rental vehicle, a 2016 Nissan, and slamming it into an airport exit barrier.
Shortly before the accident, the suspect rented the car from National Car Rental inside the Newark airport.
When Port Authority police officers found the suspect, he was reportedly struggling to maintain his balance. Moreover, police allegedly smelled alcohol on the suspect’s breath.
When the suspect provided a breath test reading, he allegedly registered a blood alcohol concentration (BAC) of more than .16 percent, which is twice the legal limit in New Jersey.
The suspect, who resides in Califon NJ, has been charged with driving while intoxicated (DWI).
If the suspect is convicted on the drunk driving charges, he faces severe penalties. Depending on whether this is the suspect’s first DWI offense or he is a repeat offender, the penalties could include a lengthy suspension of his driver’s license, heavy monetary penalties, and even jail time.
To learn more about this case, check out the NJ.com article entitled “Drunk Man Slams Rental Car into Newark Airport Barrier, Police Said.”