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Man charged with DWI after crashing into guardrail, fence, parked cars and a house in Newton

NEWTON, NJ (Sussex County) – A Newton man is facing multiple charges including driving while intoxicated following a crash that left a path of damage Sunday morning in Newton.

Thomas Corbett, 26, was charged with third-degree criminal mischief, operating a motor vehicle while intoxicated, careless driving, and reckless driving.

A police investigation revealed that Corbett was traveling eastbound on Sparta Ave, in a 2013 Jeep Compass, when he allegedly lost control of his vehicle, Newton Police Lieutenant Robert Osborn said.

Corbett’s vehicle struck a guardrail before proceeding across the lane of travel and striking a wooden fence in front of 23 Sparta Avenue and two parked vehicles that were unoccupied in the driveway, Osborn said.

The vehicle then continued on and struck the residence at 25 Sparta Avenue causing damage to a gas meter and minor damage to the exterior of the residence, Osborn said.

Corbett was transported to the Newton Medical Center for a facial laceration that was sustained from the incident, Osborn said.

Assisting at the scene was the Newton Fire Department, Newton first Aid Squad, Andover Police Department, and Elizabethtown Gas.

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By: Jay Edwards Follow on Twitter | Like on Facebook

(Photo: Courtesy Newton Police Department)

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