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Drunk driver almost hits Mansfield Twp police car head-on

MANSFIELD TOWNSHIP, NJ (Warren County) – A suspected drunk driver in Mansfield Township almost crashed head-on into a police car Sunday evening.

On Sept. 20, at 7:50 p.m., a township officer on patrol was almost struck head-on by an oncoming vehicle while traveling on Route 57. The officer turned around and caught up to the speeding vehicle and observed it cross over the center line again and almost strike a guardrail, police said.

The officer stopped the vehicle and determined that the driver, who was identified as John H. Mohs, 71, of Washington, was intoxicated. He was arrested and became belligerent. He refused to get inside the patrol vehicle and cursed at the officers, police said.

Mohs was charged with DWI, refusal to submit to breath tests, reckless driving, failure to maintain lanes and, speeding. He was released to a responsible adult 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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