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Both drivers, passenger arrested after Route 57 crash in Mansfield Twp

A car crash last week resulted in both drivers and a passenger being arrested.

On Sept. 25, at 1:53 a.m., officers responded to a 2-car motor vehicle accident on Route 57 in the area of the Mansfield Motel, police said.

A vehicle driven by Joseph P. Parisi, 50, of Mansfield Township attempted to pass another vehicle that was turning left into the motel causing him to sideswipe the vehicle. Parisi was determined to be allegedly intoxicated and was also driving with a suspended license, police said.

The other driver, who was identified as Tracy L. Redell, 50, of Phillipsburg, was determined to be allegedly driving under the influence of a controlled dangerous substance and also driving with a suspended license, police said.

A passenger in Redell’s vehicle, who was identified as Stephanie Sankowich, 33, of Phillipsburg, allegedly provided police with a false name and was found to be wanted on a no bail warrant out of the Warren County Prosecutors Office. She was also in possession of heroin, police said.

Parisi was charged with DWI, providing a false name, reckless driving, careless driving, driving with a suspended license, driving a vehicle without a required interlock device and failure to produce documents. He was released to a responsible adult pending a court appearance, police said.

Redell was charged with driving under the influence and driving with a suspended license. She was released to a responsible adult pending a court appearance, police said.

Sankowich was charged with hindering apprehension for providing a false name and possession of heroin. She was lodged in the Warren County Jail on the outstanding warrant, police said.

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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