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Man charged with DWI after found asleep in driver’s seat while parked on shoulder of Route 206 in Sussex County

BYRAM TOWNSHIP, NJ (Sussex County) – A Bergen county man is facing several charges including driving while intoxicated after he was allegedly found sleeping in the driver’s seat of a car parked on the shoulder of Route 206 in Byram Township, police said.

On September 10, an officer observed a vehicle parked on the shoulder of Route 206. When the officer checked on the vehicle, the officer observed the driver, who was identified as Nicholas J. Kost of North Arlington, sleeping in the driver’s seat, police said.

The officer woke Kost up and while speaking to him, the officer felt Kost may be intoxicated. Kost was asked to perform several field sobriety tests, which he failed, police said.

Kost was arrested and transported to the police station where he consented to and failed two breath tests, police said.

Kost was charged with driving while intoxicated, careless driving, reckless driving, unregistered motor vehicle, failure to inspect, no insurance, and failure to provide an insurance card. He was released to a friend 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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