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.