For some, third is the charm. For Shaun Campbell, it is more like the 79th time. Campbell, 40, plowed into a pickup truck while drunk, endangering Harold A. Bivins Jr., 48, and his 4-year-old daughter, Hannah Bivins. Police soon discovered that his license has been suspended 78 times.
Campbell admitted to the judge that he had been drinking and when asked what he had been drinking, he replied: “Beer. Quite a bit. Enough to not know what was going on,” He then pleaded guilty. It was not much of a surprise since his blood-alcohol level was .288 percent, more than triple the state’s legal limit.
He is facing drunk driving charges in two other cities. Prosecutors are seeking three years and he will be able to drive again in 10 years.
I, for one, will pencil in July 2019 as a good time to avoid New Jerseys highways.
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