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Drunk driver arrested in liquor store parking lot in Warren County

HACKETTSTOWN, NJ (Warren County) – A Warren County man was charged with driving while intoxicated after police found him in a Hackettstown liquor store parking lot, authorities said.

On Feb. 2, at around 11:06 a.m., police responded to 80 Main Street for a report of an erratic vehicle. The vehicle reportedly side swiped a vehicle but the other vehicle had already left the scene before officers arrived, police said.

The officer located the suspect’s vehicle running in the ShopRite Wine and Spirits parking lot, police said.

The officer located the driver, who was identified as William ORourke Jr., 51, of Hackettstown, and while the officer was speaking to ORourke, the officer allegedly detected the odor of alcoholic beverage, police said.

ORourke was charged with driving while intoxicated, and reckless driving. 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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