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Driver found passed out behind wheel charged with driving under the influence of drugs in Hackettstown

HACKETTSTOWN, NJ (Warren County) – Hackettstown Police said an Essex County man was charged with driving under the influence of drugs after he was reportedly found passed out in the drivers seat Thursday morning.

On June 8, at around 8:53 a.m., police responded to the area of Route 46 and Liberty Street for a report of a man passed out behind the wheel of a vehicle, police said.

Officers arrived on location and made contact with the driver who was identified as George T. Gergatsoulis, 30, of Fairfield, and through an investigation it was determined that he was under the influence of CDS, police said.

Gergatsoulis was charged with driving while intoxicated, operating a motor vehicle under the influence, careless driving and failure to possess an insurance card. 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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