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.