Driver knocks down utility pole, arrested on outstanding warrants

LOPATCONG TOWNSHIP, NJ (Warren County) – A Belvidere man who struck a utility pole after being distracted possibly by a black bear was arrested on two outstanding warrants Tuesday morning, police said.

At around 3:15 a.m., police responded to Strykers Road near Baltimore Street for a single vehicle motor vehicle accident, police said

The accident investigation revealed Glenn Kazeleski, 56, was traveling in a 2008 Nissan X-Terra south on Strykers Road and as he was negotiating the curve at Baltimore Street, an animal ran by which caused him to swerve, police said.

The vehicle ran off the road and striking a utility pole. Kazeleski’s vehicle continued across the front lawn of the new Access Self Storage, striking a sign and a tree before stopping, police said.

Kazeleski had self-extricated himself from the vehicle and was complaining of chest, leg and arm pain. He was transported St. Luke’s Warren Campus, police said.

Kazeleski’s license status was checked and he was found to have two outstanding no bail warrants for his arrest from Manville, NJ. After Kazeleski was released from the hospital, Kazeleski was taken into custody and turned over to Manville Police, police said.

Strykers Road remain closed for nearly 24 hours while repairs to the down utility pole and wires were made, police said.

Lopatcong Police were assisted by Pohatcong Township Police Department, Greenwich Township Police Department – Warren County, Lopatcong Emergency Squad, Lopatcong Township Fire Department, Paramedics from Hunterdon Medical Center, Lopatcong Department of Public Work, Lopatcong Township School District, Jersey Central Power and Light, Verizon and H & K Auto Body.

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By: Jay Edwards Follow on Twitter | Like on Facebook

(Photo: Courtesy Lopatcong Township Police Department)