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Hackettstown man charged with being under the influence, cocaine possession

MOUNT OLIVE TOWNSHIP, NJ (Morris County) – A Hackettstown man is facing several charges after police found his vehicle with only three tires parked in the roadway.

On Nov. 7, at 7:17 p.m., an officer responded to Drakestown Road for a report of a vehicle driving on three tires, possibly as the result of an accident. The officer located an orange Chevy pickup parked in the roadway with only three tires and had damage to the frame, police said.

The officer made contact with the driver, who was identified as Scott Conner 2nd, 22, and immediately observed him to be under the influence of drugs and/or alcohol. He was asked to perform standardized field sobriety tests and upon completion of the investigation, he was arrest for driving under the influence and was transported to headquarters, where he refused chemical breath testing, police said.

During the course of the investigation, it was determined that Connor struck a telephone pole in Hackettstown, and drove the vehicle to Drakestown Road, where he parked it partially in the roadway, police said.

Conner was charged with possession of cocaine, possession of drug paraphernalia, under the influence of a controlled dangerous substance, refusal to submit to breath testing, possession of CDS in a motor vehicle, carless driving, consumption of alcoholic beverage in a motor vehicle, open container of alcohol in a motor vehicle, failure to maintain a lane, unsafe vehicle, unsafe tire, willfully disabling a motor vehicle on a roadway. Conner was released to a sober driver, pending a court hearing.

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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