Sparta, NJ- New Jersey police have seen a lot of unusual things and now they can add the DUI arrest of a New York woman to theirbooks. The woman wearing only an unzipped jacket was arrested after a minor accident in Sparta, NJ, about 30 miles north of Chester Township.
The woman, 36 year-old Catherine Giaquinto, of Warwick, New York was arrested just last Friday around 1 a.m. after she was involved in a hit-and-run accident. An officer for the Sparta Police Department told the Post Chronicle was stopped by one of their officers just minutes after she crashed her Volkswagen Jetta into a retaining wall at Grove Terrace at Mohawk Lake.
The arresting officer observed that Giaquinto’s vehicle show signs of recent damage to the left front fender and driver’s side door.
The officer also noticed that she was nude with the exception of a jacket which was left unzipped. The rest of her clothing was sitting on her back seat. According to the Post Chronicle, Giaquinto appeared to be unaware that she was nude or why she wasn’t wearing clothing.
Police instructed Giaquinto to put on her clothing, which she did after a short struggle. Once she was dressed, she was asked to get out of her vehicle to submit to field sobriety tests.
Due to her level of intoxication, Giaquinto was not able to keep her balance while standing still nor was she able to follow the officer’s instruction. She also refused to take a breathalyzer.
The charges against her include DWI, refusing to take a blood test, leaving the scene of an accident, careless driving and failure to wear a seat belt. But police didn’t add indecent exposure to her list of charges.
This was an interesting DUI arrest to say the least. Earlier this month, police in Palm Beach, also had an interesting arrest of their own when a 58 year-old female school teacher offered to orally pleasure and let a police officer if they agreed to let her go. But that ploy didn’t work and she just ended up adding the charge of bribing a public official and jeopardized her job in the process.
If you have been arrested for DUI in Chester or other New Jersey Townships you face jail time and the revocation of your license, depending your level of intoxication. You could also be forced to have an ignition interlock device installed on your vehicle, which can add hundreds of dollars more to your other DUI-related costs.
In order to avoid the worst of the DUI penalties the state of New Jersey allows, it is in your best interest to hire a DUI attorney to build your defense. With the backing of their experience you have the chance to avoid a DUI conviction altogether. And if that is not possible an attorney can negotiate for a lesser charge or sentence. Either way, it’s best to spend the extra money and hire a Chester drunk driving lawyer.