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Driver charged with DWI after striking utility pole in Hunterdon County

READINGTON TOWNSHIP, NJ (Hunterdon County) -A Pennsylvania man has been charged with DWI among other offenses after allegedly hitting a utility pole Friday in Readington Township.

On March 11, at 5:28pm, police responded to a single-vehicle crash on Route 523 near Johnson Road. The driver, who was identified as Stanley Jackson of Philadelphia, displayed indicators of impairment and was subsequently arrested after failing sobriety tests, police said.

Route 523 was closed for several hours to repair a utility pole that was snapped in half as a result of this crash, police said.

Jackson was charged with driving while intoxicated, being under the influence of a controlled dangerous substance, possession of prescription legend drugs, and several traffic offenses. He was released to a friend pending a court appearance.

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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