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Driver arrested for DWI after discarding cigarette on the ground in Sussex County

BYRAM TOWNSHIP, NJ (Sussex County) – A Hudson county man is facing several charges including driving while intoxicated after an officer observed him discard a cigarette on the ground in Byram Township, according to police.

On October 26, an officer observed a man discard a cigarette on the ground at the QuickChek and then drive away from the business onto Route 206, police said.

While traveling on Route 206, the vehicle failed to keep right and failed to maintain its lane. The officer stopped the vehicle and while speaking to the driver, who was identified as Richard Grabowski of Bayonne, the officer felt he may be intoxicated, police said.

Grabowski performed several field sobriety tests, which he failed. Grabowski was arrested and transported to the police station where he consented to and failed two breath tests, police said.

Grabowski was charged with driving while intoxicated, failure to maintain lane, failure to keep right, careless driving, reckless driving and littering. He was released to a friend 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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