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Municipal Court Rundown: Two Men Arrested on DWI Charges in Livingston


LIVINGSTON, NJ — Two men recently appeared at the Livingston Municipal Court on charges related to driving while intoxicated (DWI) within Livingston’s boarders.

Raymond Portas of Florham Park was charged with DWI, failure to possess insurance card, reckless driving, failure to maintain a lane and DWI within 1000 feet of a school, according to the municipal court. Everything with exception to the DWI was dismissed.

Portas pled guilty to the DWI and was fined $306, $33 in court costs, $50 to the Victims of Crime Compensation Board (VCCB), $75 Safe Neighborhood Fund (SNF) and a $225 DWI surcharge. He also lost his license for seven months and will serve 12 hours at the Intoxicated Driver Resource Center (IDRC).

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Anthony Donofario, a Pennsylvania resident, was charged with DWI, driving while suspended, careless driving, refusal to take a breathalyzer, failure to exhibit a registration, not wearing a seatbelt and bad tires on a vehicle. Everything with the exception of the DWI and refusal to take a breathalyzer were dismissed.

For the DWI, Donofario was fined $306, $33 in court costs, $50 to the VCCB, $75 to the SNF and a $225 DWI surcharge. He also lost his license for seven months and will serve 12 hours at the Intoxicated Driver Resource Center (IDRC).

For his refusal charge, Donofario received a second fine of $306, an additional $33 in court costs, a $100 DWI surcharge, an addition seven months license revocation and an additional 12 hours at the IDRC, which will run concurrent with the DWI. 

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