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Man arrested for DWI following Mansfield Township crash

MANSFIELD TOWNSHIP, NJ (Warren County) – A Warren County man was arrested for allegedly driving while intoxicated following a single-vehicle crash in Mansfield Township.

On June 20, at 8:42 p.m., police responded to Hoffman Road for a report of a vehicle that had driven into the woods. The reporting person advised that the male driver appeared intoxicated and was trying to leave the scene, police said.

The first officer arrived on scene and observed the vehicle in a ditch with the driver attempting to accelerate out with smoke coming from the engine compartment and the fire department was requested to respond, police said.

The 25-year-old man, whose name was not released, from Mansfield Township was visibly intoxicated. He was unable to perform field sobriety tests and was arrested, police said.

He was charged with DWI, reckless driving, careless driving, failure to keep right, failure to report an accident, open containers and failure to produce a valid insurance card. He was later released to a responsible adult 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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