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Hackettstown woman charged with assault by auto, DWI in Mount Olive crash that injured 2

MOUNT OLIVE TOWNSHIP, NJ (Morris County) – A Hackettstown woman is facing several charges including assault by auto Friday night after a head-on crash in Mount Olive Township that left two people injured.

On May 20, at 10:02 p.m., police received a 911 call reporting a vehicle traveling west on Route 46 in the eastbound lanes. As officers responded to the area, an additional 911 caller reported a head-on motor vehicle accident on Route 46 east on the Hackettstown Mountain involving the previously reported vehicle, police said.

Police arrived on scene and made contact with the driver of the vehicle traveling west in the eastbound lanes and she was identified as Alexandra Jurchescu, 41, of Hackettstown, police said.

As the officer spoke with Jurchescu, the officer detected the odor of an alcoholic beverage and noted that she appeared to be impaired. She was then arrest and transported to police headquarters, police said.

The driver of the vehicle struck head-on and Jurchescu’s passenger were both treated by Budd Lake First Aid Squad and St. Clare’s Paramedics for moderate injuries. Both were transported to Morristown Medical Center, police said.

At headquarters, Jurchescu performed field sobriety tests and was subsequently charged with DWI, assault by auto, designation of highway for one way traffic, and reckless driving. She was released to a sober driver pending a court appearance, police said.

The Mount Olive Township Police Department was assisted on scene by the Budd Lake Fire Department and the Morris County Prosecutor’s Office.

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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