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Erratic driver complaint leads to DWI arrest in Mount Olive Township

MOUNT OLIVE TOWNSHIP, NJ (Morris County) –  A Monmouth County man was arrested for driving while intoxicated after he was allegedly driving erratically in Mount Olive Township.

On January 19, at around 7:52 a.m., an officer responded to the area of Route 206 South near the After Restaurant in the Flanders section of the township for an erratic driver complaint. The officer located the vehicle and made contact with the driver, who was identified as David K. Lauer, 42, Manalapan Township, and immediately showed obvious signs of impairment due to alcohol and/or drugs, police said.

Th officer was given consent to search Lauer’s vehicle and police found a glassine fold of heroin and drug paraphernalia. He was arrested and transported to police headquarters where he performed standard field sobriety tests, police said.

Lauer was charged with DWI, reckless driving, possession of drug paraphernalia, and under the influence without a prescription. He was released to a sober driver, 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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