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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 Wednesday in Denville Township.

On Jan. 11, police responded to a motor vehicle crash involving a utility pole on East Main Street (Route 53) in the area of Hope Road, police said.

Once on scene, the driver was identified as Michael J. Stehr, 46, of Denville Township and after a brief investigation, it was determined that he was possibly under the influence of liquor and/or drugs, police said.

Stehr was transported to Morristown Medical Center, police said.

Steher was charged with driving while intoxicated, failure to possess registration, delaying traffic, failure to wear seatbelt, careless driving, reckless driving, unregistered motor vehicle, and careless driving with property damage.

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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