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Driver charged with DWI after striking utility pole in Morris County

DENVILLE TOWNSHIP, NJ (Morris County) – A Morris County man has been charged with DWI among other offenses after allegedly hitting a utility pole Thursday night in Denville Township.

On August 3, at around 9:08 p.m., police responded to a report of a single-vehicle motor vehicle crash on Diamond Spring Road, police said.

Upon arrival, it was discovered that the involved vehicle had left the roadway and struck a utility pole, causing the utility pole and wires to fall into and block the roadway, police said.

During the subsequent police investigation, it was determined that the driver, who was identified as Kevin Killingback, 36, of Boonton, was under the influence of alcohol, police said.

Killingback was arrested and charged with driving under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs, reckless driving, careless driving, refusal to submit to chemical testing, and refusing to consent to providing samples of his breath. He was then released pending a court appearance, police said.

Diamond Spring Road was closed in both directions between Whaleback Waddy and Entrance Way from the time of the crash until approximately 6:00 p.m. on August 4 as work crews repaired the damage. Some residents in the area may have experienced intermittent power outages, 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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