Tag Archives: Reckless Driving

Court rules that victim’s failure to wear a seatbelt is admissible evidence in vehicular homicide case

In a recent vehicular homicide case, State v. Buckley, the New Jersey Appellate Division held that evidence relating to the victim’s seatbelt use was admissible. The case arose when the defendant, a North Brunswick police officer, lost control of his … Continue reading

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Arrested for death by Auto in Jersey City

Death by auto occurs when a driver kills someone while driving recklessly, and when a person is driving drunk, there is a presumption that they are driving recklessly. The crime is considered a second degree offense and carries penalties of … Continue reading

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Careless driving vs. reckless driving in New Jersey

A party bus carrying 48 prom students was recently pulled over and the driver was charged with careless driving. The passengers were throwing garbage from the windows and the debris was causing other vehicles to swerve away from the bus. … Continue reading

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Assault by auto in New Jersey

In New Jersey, a person can be charged with a criminal offense known as assault by auto when an injury occurs as a result of an individual’s reckless driving. This offense may be charged independently or it may be charged … Continue reading

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