Morris County, NJ, Drunk Driving News: DWI and Drug DUI Police Blotter

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A 57-year-old Hackettstown woman was stopped by police last Saturday and charged with driving while intoxicated, failure to stay within her lane, and reckless driving. The drunk driving arrest occurred in Morris County, New Jersey, following a traffic stop on Oakwood Drive. The lady was released and currently has a court appearance pending.

Several potential drug DUIs recently occurred this past weekend. The first involved a 17-year-old juvenile from Long Valley, NJ, who was stopped by police for failure stay within his lane, as well as drug possession in vehicle. The stop took place on Route 46, after which the young man was released to one of his parents.

A second incident involved another 17-year-old male — a resident of Randolph — who was charged for allegedly possessing marijuana in a motor vehicle. According to police, officers were checking on a parked car in Flanders when they encountered two teenagers as well as a small quantity of the drug, plus a pipe. Both youngsters were subsequently released to their parents.

The third incident involved a 27-year-old resident of Alexandria, Virginia, who was charged Saturday with possession of marijuana, khat and drug paraphernalia after a traffic stop on Route 46. According to police, the man had a bag of suspected marijuana, rolling papers, an open container of cognac and khat. Khat, a stimulant derived from a plant native to East Africa, is classified as a Schedule III drug in New Jersey and its possession is illegal. Additionally, the man was charged with careless driving, failure to maintain lane and possession of an open alcoholic beverage in a motor vehicle. He was taken to the Morris County jail with bail set at $75,000.

A 70-year-old man from West Milford, NJ, was pulled over by police in the late evening of June 30 on suspicion of drunk driving. He was charged with DWI, reckless driving, and failure to keep right, as well as disregarding a traffic signal. Following the arrest, he was released pending an appearance in municipal court.

A 26-year-old resident of Denville was charged with drunk driving, as well as possession of drug paraphernalia and a hypodermic needle after he apparently lost control of his vehicle in a Walmart parking lot. According to police, the man crashed his vehicle into signs and concrete islands in the parking lot on June 27. He was later released pending a municipal court appearance.

Police Blotter,, July 7, 2009

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