NJ Police Blotter: Ocean County Drunk Driving, Underage Possession of Alcohol and CDS Arrests

An out-of-state motorist was pulled over on West Bay Ave. in Barnegat Township when officers observed a vehicle being driven the wrong way. Stopping the vehicle, police interviewed the 48-year-old driver who apparently exhibited signs of being drunk and under the influence of alcohol. The man was arrested by officers, who charged him with a number of violations including DWI, reckless driving and traveling the wrong way on a one-way street.

Another Ocean County arrest occurred along Rte 72 when a patrolman stopped a man for speeding along a stretch of the road. According to police reports, the 23-year-old driver was allegedly found to have an open container of alcohol in his vehicle at the time of the traffic stop. As a result, police arrested the driver and charged him with DWI, having an open alcoholic beverage container in the vehicle, as well as reckless driving and speeding. The man was subsequently released.

A 55-year-old driver was stopped along a stretch of Barnegat Blvd. after police observed his vehicle traveling the wrong way on a one-way street. The South Plainfield resident was arrested and charged with driving while intoxicated, as well as reckless driving, driving the wrong way and having an open alcohol container in his vehicle. He was subsequently released from custody.

An 18-year-old local resident was stopped by police along West Bay Ave. following a tip regarding an alleged drug transaction. The young woman was charged with possession of less than 50 grams of marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia, underage possession of alcohol and possession of a controlled dangerous substance (CDS) in a vehicle. She was subsequently released on summonses.

A 37-year-old motorist from Little Egg Harbor, NJ, was stopped by police after officers apparently observed the man’s vehicle being driven erratically. As a result officers charged the driver with DWI and reckless driving, as well as failure to maintain his lane. In another instance, a 38-year-old Bordentown resident was arrested by patrolmen for driving while intoxicated. The man was later released after having charges of DWI, reckless driving and failing to maintain his lane lodged against him.

Ocean County Police Blotter, APP.com, September 29, 2010