West Windsor Township — In a potential marijuana DWI traffic stop a 17-year-old Hamilton, New Jersey, resident was stopped on a Saturday night along Route 1 by police for a routine traffic offense. The teenager was found to have a small amount of the controlled substance, or weed, in his vehicle and charged with possession of less than 50 grams of marijuana. After the stop, which occurred near Emmons Drive, the man was placed under arrest and taken to police headquarters for processing. He was later released to the custody of his mother.
West Windsor Township — Two potential drug DUI arrests were also made on Route 1, just days apart. A 29-year-old Hamilton man traveling southbound was pulled over on a Sunday morning for a traffic violation near Quakerbridge Road. During the stop, officers discovered a small amount of cocaine in the car. The man was subsequently charged with possession of that controlled substance. Several days later, a 21-year-old resident of Trenton, New Jersey, was stopped in the early morning hours for a traffic infraction near Meadow Road. Following the traffic stop on the northbound side of Route 1, police found evidence of drugs and charged the man with possession of cocaine.
Plainsboro — On an early Friday morning, a Willingboro resident traveling in a 2004 Acura was stopped for doing 75mph in a 55mph zone on southbound Route 1. The 23-year-old man, who was found to be intoxicated, was charged with drunk driving, speeding, reckless driving, failure to maintain a single lane and failure to carry auto insurance. He was released pending a future court date.
Plainsboro — A 22-year-old man from Monroe, NJ, was charged with DWI after a traffic stop on eastbound Scudders Mill Road in the early morning hours. Police pulled the man over for running a red light and failure to maintain lane. He was placed under arrest and charged with DWI, reckless driving, failure to observe signal and failure to maintain lane.
Plainsboro — A Jackson man was charged with driving under the influence of alcohol following a Wednesday evening traffic stop along westbound Plainsboro Road. An officer observed the 50-year-old driver apparently unable to maintain his lane of travel. The driver was subsequently pulled over and issued several field sobriety tests, which he failed. Deemed to be intoxicated, police arrested the man and charged him with DWI, reckless driving, failure to maintain lane and failure to wear a seat belt.
POLICE BLOTTER: Princeton, West Windsor, Plainsboro, CentralJersey.com, July 6, 2009