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Driver charged with DWI after crashing into telephone pole in Mount Olive

MOUNT OLIVE TOWNSHIP, NJ (Morris County) – A 32-year-old Budd Lake man is facing several charges including DWI after he crashed into a telephone pole Wednesday morning in Mount Olive Township.

On Dec. 30, at 12:07 a.m., police responded to a report of a vehicle that crashed into a telephone pole on Spring Street, police said.

An officer located the driver, who was identified as Christopher Thiele, at a residence on Spring Street and he allegedly showed obvious signs of impairment due to alcohol, police said.

Thiele was asked to perform standardized field sobriety tests and upon completion of the investigation, he was arrested, police said.

Thiele was charged with DWI, reckless driving, uninsured motor vehicle and failure to maintain a lane. He was released to a sober driver 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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