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Man arrested for DWI following Warren County crash

LOPATCONG TOWNSHIP, NJ (Warren County) -A Hudson County man was arrested for driving while under the influence following a crash Thursday night in Lopatcong Township.

On Feb. 25, at around 8:39 p.m., police responded to a motor vehicle accident where a vehicle rear-ended another on Route 22 east near the Phillipsburg Mall, police said.

While investigating the crash, officers believed Raphael M. Caetano, 24. of Harrison was allegedly under the influence of illicit drugs, police said.

Caetano failed several field sobriety tests on scene, and was subsequently arrested for driving under the influence. He was later evaluated by a Drug Recognition Expert, who determined that he was under the influence of depressants at the time of the crash, police said.

Caetano was issued traffic summonses for driving while intoxicated and reckless driving. He was released to a family member 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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