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Hackettstown woman charged with DWI, leaving the scene after Morris County crash

MOUNT OLIVE TOWNSHIP, NJ (Morris County) – A Hackettstown woman was charged with driving while intoxicated after she attempted to leave the scene of a crash Saturday in Mount Olive Township, police said.

On July 3, at 4:43 p.m., police were dispatched to a motor vehicle crash that occurred on Drakestown Road. The officer arrived near the accident and observed fresh damage to a guide rail, police said.

The vehicle attempted to leave the area but became disabled. The officer then located the 46-year-old driver, police said.

The officer detected a strong odor of alcoholic beverage coming from the driver, and she showed obvious signs of impairment. She was unable to perform standardized field sobriety tests at the scene, police said.

She was charged with DWI, reckless driving, failure to maintain a lane, and leaving the scene of an accident. She was released pending a court appearance, police said.

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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