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Long Valley man charged with DWI after Hackettstown crash

HACKETTSTOWN, NJ (Warren County) – A Long Valley man is facing several charges including driving while intoxicated following a crash last month in Hackettstown, police said in a news release Monday.

Timothy Mendez ,38, was charged with driving while intoxicated, failure to yield right of way, and reckless driving.

The crash happened on Oct. 29 at around 10:31 p.m. at the intersection of Route 182 and Route 57, police said.

Through a police investigation it was determined that Mendez was travelling south on Route 182 in a 2017 Jeep when the vehicle struck a 2016 Nissan, driven by Kwan Yeung, 47, of Mansfield Twp., NJ, which was making a left-hand turn onto Route 57 from Route 182 northbound, police said.

Police determined that Mendez had the red light and Yeung had a green left turn signal, police said. 

While the officer was talking to Mendez, the officer allegedly detected the odor of an alcoholic beverage.

There were no reported injuries, police said.

Mendez was charged and then released pending a court appearance, police said.

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