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Erratic driver complaint leads to DWI arrest in Byram Township

BYRAM TOWNSHIP, NJ (Sussex County) – A Bergen County man is facing several charges including driving while intoxicated after he was allegedly driving erratically in Byram Township.

On August 30, police received a call about an erratic driver on Route 206. An officer then located the vehicle, which was damaged and parked in a business parking lot on Route 206, police said.

While the officer was speaking to the driver, who was identified as Dennis John Byrnes of Oakland, the officer felt he was intoxicated. He was subsequently arrested and an open alcoholic beverage container was found in his vehicle, police said.

Byrnes was transported to the police station where he refused to give breath samples, police said.

Byrnes was charged with driving while intoxicated, open alcoholic beverage container in a motor vehicle, consuming an alcoholic beverage in a motor vehicle, and refusing to submit to a breath test.

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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