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Intoxicated man falls into road, struck by car in Hackettstown

HACKETTSTOWN, NJ (Warren County) – Hackettstown police say they were called to the area of Route 517 near Route 46 where a pedestrian had been hit by a car.

The police investigation determined Patrick Hanright, 36, of Mount Olive Township, NJ had fallen onto the travel portion of Route 517 north of Route 46, police said.

A 2018 Dodge, driven by 25yro Ondrea Brewer of Columbia, NJ, was travelling north on Route 517 and struck Hanright while he was lying on the ground, police said.

Hanright allegedly told officers that it was his fault for being in the roadway and claimed to be intoxicated.

Hanright suffered non-life threatening injuries and was transported to Hackettstown Medical Center, police said.

No summonses were issued, police said.

Assisting at the scene was the Saint Clare’s Paramedics.

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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