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Erratic driver complaint leads to DWI arrest in Byram Township

BYRAM TOWNSHIP, NJ (Sussex County) – An Essex County man is facing a slew of charges including driving while intoxicated after he was allegedly driving erratically in Byram Township.

On March 15, police responded to an erratic driver complaint on Route 206. An officer then observed the vehicle and while the officer was traveling behind it, the vehicle failed to maintain its lane several times, police said.

The officer stopped the vehicle and while speaking to the driver, who was identified as John F. McGlinchy of Nutley, the officer felt McGlinchy was intoxicated, police said.

McGlinchy was asked to perform several field sobriety tests and he refused to do so. He was then arrested and transported to the police station where he refused to give breath samples, police said.

McGlinchy was charged with driving while intoxicated, refusal to submit to breath tests, failure to maintain lane, reckless driving, and careless driving. He was released to a friend 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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