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Independence Township Police make several DWI arrests in September

INDEPENDENCE TOWNSHIP, NJ (Warren County) – Independence Township police arrested the following people on driving while intoxicated charges in September:

On September 2, officers responded to County Route 517 and the Crossroads Plaza for a potential intoxicated driver called in by another motorist.

On location officers identified the accused as Michael Petrshin, 62, of Hackettstown. Officers administered a series of field sobriety tests which concluded with arresting Petrshin for suspicion of driving while intoxicated, police said.

Petrshin was transported to police headquarters where he was processed for the offense and released to a responsible person, police said.

Also on September 2, officers stopped a motor vehicle in the area of Route 46 and First Hope Bank for an equipment violation. Officers made contact with the driver and determined through conversation that Eric Hay, 44, of Hardwick Township may be intoxicated, police said.

A series of field sobriety tests were administered which concluded with the arrest of Hay. He was transported to police headquarters where he was processed for the offense and released to a responsible person, police said.

On September 10, officers stopped a motor vehicle in the area of Route 46 in Liberty Township for traveling at a high rate of speed, police said.

The driver, who was identified as Steven Denucci, 41, of Henryville, PA, was found to be intoxicated after a series of field sobriety tests, police said.

Denucci was transported to police headquarters where he was processed for the offense and released to a responsible person, 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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