When the police pull you over on suspicion of a DWI, the officer will likely ask you to perform a breath test, known as a breathalyzer. Law enforcement often use breath tests as a way to determine the level of intoxication of a driving individual, but there are other ways this can be determine.
Getting behind the wheel after having a few drinks is never a good idea. Nonetheless, it's not unusual for individuals to chance it and operate a vehicle with alcohol in their system. Even if you've only had a couple beverages and feel as though you're in full control of your faculties, you should understand that you're still susceptible to a DWI.
Some people believe the myth that a DUI/DWI arrest is "no big deal." After all, New Jersey classifies them as traffic offenses instead of as crimes, so they can't be that bad, right? Simply put, this is quite wrong. Yes, New Jersey statutes separate DUI from such violent crimes as murder and assault, but this doesn't mean it isn't still a very serious offense.