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Hackettstown woman charged with DWI, open container

BYRAM TOWNSHIP, NJ (Sussex County) –  A Hackettstown woman is facing several charges including driving while intoxicated in Byram Township.

On Jan. 17, a township officer observed a vehicle exit a closed business parking lot and then fail to maintain its lane while traveling on Route 206. The officer stopped the vehicle and while speaking to the driver, who was identified Rebecca P. McCarthy of Hackettstown, the officer felt McCarthy may be intoxicated, police said.

McCarthy performed several field sobriety tests, which she failed. She was arrested and subsequently failed two breath tests, police said.

McCarthy was issued summonses for driving while intoxicated, open alcoholic beverage container in a motor vehicle, failure to maintain lane and expired driver’s license. She was released to a family member pending a mandatory Andover-Joint Municipal 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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