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Driver charged with DWI after crashing into utility pole in Hackettstown

HACKETTSTOWN, NJ (Warren County) – A Warren County man is facing several charges including driving while intoxicated after he crashed into a utility pole early Sunday morning in Hackettstown.

The crash happened at around 2:31 a.m. on Willow Grove Street near Bilby Road. When officers arrived on scene, the driver was outside of the vehicle and walking around, police said.

Through a police investigation it was determined that a 2008 Chevrolet, driven by Timothy Buckley, 32, of Independence Township was travelling southbound on Willow Grove Street when the vehicle left the roadway, striking a utility pole, then spun and stopped on an embankment, police said.

While the officer was talking to Buckley, the officer detected the odor of an alcoholic beverage, police said.

Buckley suffered non-life-threatening injuries and was transported by Mansfield Rescue Squad to Hackettstown Medical Center, police said.

Buckley was charged with driving while intoxicated, failure to maintain lane, and reckless driving. He 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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