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Hackettstown man charged with DWI, cocaine possession

WASHINGTON TOWNSHIP, NJ (Morris County) – A Hackettstown man is facing several charges including driving while intoxicated and possession of cocaine after police found his vehicle stopped on the side of the road Monday morning.

On March 22, at around 3:25 a.m., township police located a running vehicle off the side of the roadway, and stopped in front of the Schooley’s Mountain General Store. Officers made contact with the driver, who police only identified as a Hackettstown man, who stated that he pulled over to text someone, police said.

During the course of the police investigation, it was discovered that he was driving while intoxicated. A subsequent investigation also revealed, he was in possession of an open container of whiskey and beer. He was in also in possession of cocaine which he had ingested, police said.

He was arrested and charged with third-degree possession of cocaine, driving while intoxicated, reckless driving, open container, and improper display of license plate. He was released pending a Morris County Superior 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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