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Man charged with DWI after hit-and-run in Independence Township

INDEPENDENCE TOWNSHIP, NJ (Warren County) – A Hackettstown man was charged with driving while intoxicated after an alleged hit-and-run last month in Independence Township, according to police.

On May 5, township officers responded to Alphano Road for a hit-and-run and the victim described the vehicle as a red Dodge pickup, police said.

The officers received the vehicle’s registration and located the pickup at the owner’s residence. The driver, Michael Virgil, 25, was found to be intoxicated after a series of field sobriety tests, police said.

Virgil allegedly admitted to driving the vehicle and was arrested. He was charged and released to a responsible person, 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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