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Man charged with DWI after hit-and-run crash in Mount Olive Twp.

MOUNT OLIVE TOWNSHIP, NJ (Morris County) – A Flanders man was charged with driving while intoxicated after a hit-and-run crash Sunday night in Mount Olive Township, according to police.

On May 16, at 9:13 p.m., police responded to Route 206 in the Flanders section of the township for a hit-and-run motor vehicle crash. A witness called 911 for a vehicle driving on 3 wheels and sparking, police said.

The suspect’s vehicle was located at the Sunoco Gas Station and police made contact with the driver, who was identified as Mario Prisco Jr., 44, of Flanders. The officer immediately detected an odor of alcoholic beverage coming from Prisco and observed obvious signs of impairment, police said.

Prisco performed standardized field sobriety tests and upon completion of the investigation he was arrested and transported to police headquarters where he provided samples of his breath for the purpose of chemical testing, police said.

Prisco was charged with DWI, reckless driving, failure to report a motor vehicle accident, and leaving the scene of motor vehicle accident. He was released to a sober driver pending a court appearance, police said.

There were no injuries reported from the crash, 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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