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Hackettstown man charged with assaulting Jefferson Twp. police officer

JEFFERSON TOWNSHIP, NJ (Morris County) – A Hackettstown man is facing several charges including assaulting a police officer in Jefferson Township, police said in a news release Tuesday.

Robert Devos, 55, was charged with driving while intoxicated, aggravated assault on a police officer, reckless driving, and failure to maintain lane.

On Oct. 1 an officer stopped Devos for erratic driving on Berkshire Valley Road. During the motor vehicle stop, the officer determined that Devos was allegedly under the influence of an alcoholic beverage and he was placed under arrest, police said.

During the processing of Devos, at Jefferson Township Police Headquarters, he allegedly struck Sergeant Fedo several times and had to be restrained, police said.

Devos was charged and then released pending a court appearance.

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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