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Alleged drunk driver arrested after crashing into ambulance in Hackettstown

HACKETTSTOWN, NJ (Warren County) – A Warren County man was arrested after allegedly driving drunk and crashing into an ambulance in Hackettstown Tuesday night, according to police.

The crash happened at around 10:24 p.m. at the intersection of Route 46 and Route 604, police said.

Through a police investigation it was determined that a 2021 Kia, driven by Brett Gray, 30, of Independence Township, was travelling westbound on Route 46 when he made a right turn onto Route 604 northbound and struck a Long Valley First Aid Squad ambulance that was stopped at the red traffic light on Route 604 southbound, police said.

While the officer was speaking to Gray, the officer detected the odor of alcohol, police said.

Gray suffered a minor injury and refused medical treatment. The driver and front seat passenger in the ambulance were not injured, police said.

Gray was arrested and charged with driving while intoxicated, reckless driving, and failure to observe traffic lanes. He was released pending a court appearance, police said.

Assisting at the scene was the Hackettstown First Aid and Rescue Squad.

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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