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2 charged following traffic stop in Sussex County

BYRAM TOWNSHIP, NJ (Sussex County) – Two Newton residents face charges after police pulled them over in Byram Township early Tuesday morning, according to police.

On July 4, at 3:07 a.m., an officer observed a vehicle failing to maintain its lane and failing to keep right while traveling on Route 206, police said.

The officer stopped the vehicle and while speaking to the driver, who was identified as Ryan D. Mahedy, 24, the officer felt he was intoxicated. Mahedy then performed several field tests, which he allegedly failed, police said.

Mahedy was arrested and transported to the station where he consented to and failed two breath tests, police said.

Mahedy was charged with driving while intoxicated, open alcoholic beverage container in a motor vehicle, traffic on marked lanes, failure to keep right, careless driving, and reckless driving.

The passenger of the vehicle, Kelsey P. Smith, 25, was charged with allowing an intoxicated person to operate a motor vehicle.

Both were released pending a court appearence.

Jay Edwards

Born and raised in Northwest NJ, Jay has a degree in Communications and has had a life-long interest in local radio and various styles of music. Jay has held numerous jobs over the years such as stunt car driver, bartender, voice-over artist, traffic reporter (award winning), NY Yankee maintenance crewmember and peanut farm worker. His hobbies include mountain climbing, snowmobiling, cooking, performing stand-up comedy and he is an avid squirrel watcher. Jay has been a guest on America’s Morning Headquarters,program on The Weather Channel, and was interviewed by Sam Champion.

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