SPARTA TOWNSHIP, NJ (Sussex County) – A Sussex County man was charged with driving while intoxicated after a hit-and-run crash Monday in Sparta Township, according to Sparta Township Police Lieutenant John Lamon.
The crash happened on Dec. 16, at around 4:30 p.m. at the intersection of Woodport Road and Blue Heron Road, Lamon said.
It was reported that a bright yellow Hyundai that had allegedly caused the accident fled the scene, Lamon said.
While a township officer was responding to the scene, the officer observed a yellow Hyundai with significant damage to the front end travelling on Main Street towards Glen Road, Lamon said.
The officer stopped the vehicle and approached the driver, who was identified as Anthony Rosario, 58, of Hardyston, and allegedly observed him to be intoxicated, Lamon said.
When the officer asked Rosario if he was just involved in an accident, he allegedly replied “I think so,” Lamon said.
After completion of field sobriety tests, Rosario was arrested for DWI and transported to Sparta Police Headquarters, Lamon said.
Rosario was charged with DWI, careless driving, failure to report an accident, leaving the scene of an accident, and failing to keep right. He was released to a sober adult pending a court appearance, Lamon said.