New Jersey prohibits the operation of a motor vehicle while under the influence or with a blood alcohol content (BAC) or .08% or greater. Also, a vehicle owner can get a DWI conviction for permitting an intoxicated person to operate the owner’s vehicle.
In New Jersey, you can be convicted of driving while intoxicated (DWI)—lots of people use the terms DWI and DUI interchangeably—if you operate a motor vehicle with a blood alcohol concentration (BAC) of 0.08% or more. Read about the penalties for a first DWI in New Jersey
In New Jersey, a conviction for driving while under the influence (DWI) always remains on your driving record. There is no way to remove or expunge a DWI conviction, and a DWI conviction doesn’t expire after any set amount of time.
New Jersey law prohibits operating a vessel while under the influence of drugs or alcohol. The term “vessel” includes vessels that are “temporarily or permanently equipped with machinery for propulsion” or 12 feet or greater in length.