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Erratic driver complaint leads to DWI arrest in Byram Township

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

On Nov. 17, police received a call about an erratic driver. An officer located the vehicle and after observing the vehicle swerve over the white fog line, the officer then stopped the car on Route 206, police said.

While the officer was speaking to the driver, who was identified was Phillip R. Rubino, 49, of Newton, the officer felt he may be intoxicated. He was asked to perform several field sobriety tests, which he failed, police said.

Rubino was charged with driving while intoxicated, refusal to submit to breath tests, careless driving, reckless driving and failure to observe traffic lanes. He was then 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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