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Citizen complaint leads to DWI arrest in Morris County

DENVILLE TOWNSHIP, NJ (Morris County) – An Essex County woman was arrested after a citizen reported a possible intoxicated driver on Route 46 in Denville Township Friday night, according to police

On Jan. 13, at around 10:52 p.m., police received a 9-1-1 call for a possible intoxicated driver on Route 46 West, police said.

An officer then located and stopped the vehicle on Route 46 West near the Denville Township border, police said.

During a brief roadside investigation, it was determined that the driver, who was identified as Melba Kearney, 63, of Newark, was allegedly driving while intoxicated, police said.

Kearney was arrested and issued motor vehicle summonses for DWI, reckless driving, careless driving, and failure to maintain lane. She was released to a sober adult pending a court appearance, 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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