I am licensed in Nevada, but this answer should apply in New Jersey as well.
Your boyfriend should report this accident to his insurer immediately. You should also know that the insurer will only cover compensatory damages (i.e. damages for medical bills, lost income and pain and suffering) and will not pay any punitive damages related to the DUI.
Your boyfriend NEEDS to have an attorney to represent him on this case.
Hope this helps.
/s Donald Kudler
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Your boyfriend definitely needs to consult with an attorney, otherwise I would not expect a good outcome for this matter.
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He would need a local criminal lawyer to defend him.
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From the information you have provided, specifically that your boyfriend is alleged to have been driving under the influence at the time that an accident took place and that there was serious injury, the county prosecutors office will conduct an investigation to determine whether to prosecute the case in Superior court as an indictable. If they do so as a third degree, depending on the physical condition of the victim and whether or not your boyfriend has a criminal record will depend on whether the plea offer will involve jail time or not.
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