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Erratic driver complaint leads to DWI arrest in Byram Township

BYRAM TOWNSHIP, NJ (Sussex County) – A Morris County man is facing a slew of charges after he was allegedly driving erratically in Byram Township.

On July 4, township police responded to Waterloo Road for a report of an erratic driver. An officer found the suspect’s vehicle and while following it, observed the vehicle cross the shoulder and double yellow lines, police said.

The officer stopped the vehicle and while speaking to the driver, who was identified as Terence E. Matthews of Flanders, the officer felt Matthews was intoxicated, police said.

Matthews was asked to perform several field sobriety tests but refused to do the tests and was subsequently arrested. He was transported to the station where he refused to submit to breath samples, police said.

Matthews was charged with driving while intoxicated, refusal to submit to breath tests, failure to install ignition interlock device on vehicle, consumption of an alcoholic beverage by the driver, open alcoholic beverage container in the vehicle, driving while suspended, failure to maintain lane, reckless driving and failure to possess a driver’s license. 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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