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‘Drifting’ leads to charges for Passaic County man in Hackettstown

HACKETTSTOWN, NJ (Warren County) – A Passaic County man is facing charges after he was allegedly observed by police “drifting” and causing damage in a Hackettstown parking lot, police said.

On November 5, at around 5:19 p.m., a police officer observed a Chevy Astro van “drifting” in the Hackettstown Livestock Cooperative Auction Market, located at 225 West Stiger Street, and causing damage to the gravel lot area, police said.

The driver, identified as John M. Malenchak, 21, of Little Falls, was charged with disorderly conduct, failure to exhibit insurance card, careless driving, and reckless driving, police said.

Malenchak was released 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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