Is a DUI a felony in New Jersey?

New Jersey law does not consider DUIs crimes or disorderly persons offenses but instead classifies them as traffic offenses. However, under certain circumstances, a drunk driver may be charged with a felony offense. These circumstances include injuring another individual in a motor vehicle accident, causing someone’s death in an accident, driving with a license that was suspended or revoked due to a prior DUI conviction, or driving with a young child in the vehicle.