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Man charged with driving under influence of heroin in Mansfield Twp

MANSFIELD TOWNSHIP, NJ (Warren County) – A report of an erratic driver led to the arrest of a Warren County man for allegedly driving under the influence of heroin.

On Sept. 14, at 4:48 p.m., township officers were advised of a vehicle reportedly driving all over the road that almost struck oncoming traffic and had struck a guardrail. An officer located and stopped the vehicle, police said.

The driver, who was identified as Rocco Sarni, 57, of Washington, was determined to be under the influence and was arrested, police said.

Sarni was charged with driving under the influence of heroin, driving with a suspended license, leaving the scene of an accident, failure to report an accident, failure to maintain lanes, reckless driving, careless driving, and being under the influence of a controlled dangerous substance, police said.

Sarni was also wanted out of the Bergen County Sheriffs Department on a no bail warrant. He was turned over to Bergen County Sheriffs Department 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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