Another One Bites the Dust. Government Official in NJ Arrested for Drunk Driving

In the above dash-cam video, you can see the Mayor of Paulsboro, Jeff Hamilton, being arrested for drunk driving.

The mayor looks noticeably disheveled and has trouble walking in the above video.

Drunk driving is a terrible crime, but when a public official does it, it somewhat undermines the efforts of law enforcement.

Mayor of Paulsboro NJ Arrested for Drunk Driving

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In some cases there have been public officials who use their position of power as a means to get out of an arrest.

But as this video shows, no one not even the Mayor of a town can get away with drunk driving.  Continue reading

NJ Turnpike Tractor Trailer Crash Caught on Video

Be careful on icy roads this winter, or this could be you!

The above driver was recording a separate crash when he found himself in an incredibly close call.

This driver was stopped on the NJ Turnpike I-95 when he decided to record some of the ice induced chaos.

As he focuses on the crash a few hundred feet ahead of him, he hears a gut wrenching sound.

Just as he turns the camera to investigate you see a careening 18-wheel tractor trailer heading straight for his car.

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10 NJ Area Businesses Owe $3 Million in Tolls!

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We’ve all railed against tolls. They’re annoying, expensive, and often times we don’t ever see our dollars being invested into better roads. Yet despite our legitimate criticisms, most of us pay the bill. But not everyone.

The New Jersey Turnpike Authority has compiled a list of the biggest toll violators and offenders in the state. Just ten different companies owe over $3 million in tolls. Maybe this is why our state is littered with pot holes?

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Truck Driver Escapes Flaming 18 Wheeler in Route 78 Crash

A horrendous crash occurred this weekend on Route 78 near Union, NJ resulting in one fatality (a 24-year-old Chatham resident). Our hearts are with the families of those who were killed and injured.

One of the truck drivers involved in the crash barely escaped with his life from a burning tanker. Dramatic video of the incident was captured by several drivers.

The tanker involved in the crash held over 9,000 gallons of fuel, causing a tremendous pillar of smoke and flame to rise from the scene of the accident.

You can visibly see and hear the impending explosions of the tanker. This was a serious crash that resulted in some drivers being stuck on the road for over six hours. Continue reading

Red Light Cameras in NJ Are Shutting Down at Midnight

Say goodbye to red light cameras in New Jersey!

After five years and thousands of angry drivers, New Jersey’s red light cameras are shutting down. 

Red light cameras have been a heated point of debate in New Jersey.

Public dissatisfaction with the cameras has resulted in the end of the introduction of this relatively new traffic enforcement technique.

At midnight tonight the last red light camera’s video feed is scheduled to be cut.

Despite the millions of dollars generated for local governments, New Jersey residents have viewed the program with skepticism.

NJ Car Coupon’s blog team is still on the fence.  Continue reading

Trenton Woman Drives Into Crowd of People in Front of Bar

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A crazed Trenton woman purposefully drove her car into a crowd of people at 1:30 a.m. Friday morning. Natasha Hightower was charged with the crime.

Witnesses described how she intentionally drove into the crowd more than twice. After hitting one woman, she backed up and did it again.

NJ Car Coupon’s blog team sends their best wishes to the family of the victim.

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Dashcam Captures Meteor Over Route 287 in NJ

A New Jersey driver captured a meteor soaring over the highway with his dashboard mounted video camera.

With the amount of light pollution in New Jersey, you don’t usually get to see a clear view of the starlit sky, let alone meteors.

Yet one lucky driver was able to capture a rare meteor sighting on Route 287 near Cedar Knolls, NJ. The driver tweeted the video recording that came from his dashboard mounted video camera, after posting it on YouTube.

If you ended up wrecking your car thanks to this meteor, shop for a new vehicle with NJ Car Coupon!

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