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Man charged with DWI, assault by auto after crash in Sussex County

BYRAM TOWNSHIP, NJ (Sussex County) – A Monmouth County man is facing a slew of charges following a motor vehicle crash last week in Byram Township.

On June 12, police responded to a report of a motor vehicle crash on Roseville Road near Amity Road. When officers arrived, two individuals who were involved in the crash were located and one individual suffered facial injuries, police said.

Officers determined that others were involved in the crash but the vehicle, the driver and the other passengers could not be located. It was then determined that the crash took place on the property of 84 Roseville Road and during a check of the property, the involved vehicle, which had heavy damage was located, police said.

During this time, the driver and the other passengers were still being sought and there was concern that they could be injured, police said.

The Byram Township Fire Department, Sussex County Sheriff’s Office K-9 Unit and the NJSP NorthSTAR helicopter responded to the scene to help search the large property, which includes a lake, for any injured occupants of the vehicle, police said.

Sparta EMS also arrived to treat one of the passengers that patrols initially contacted and Atlantic EMS responded to stand by in case any other injured occupants were found, police said.

Police determined that the driver, Michael J. McGhee of Oceanport and the two other occupants of the vehicle were inside the residence of 84 Roseville Road. One of the passengers had a head injury, police said.

McGhee was arrested and charged with two counts of fourth-degree assault by auto, fourth-degree possession of a false government document, driving while intoxicated, reckless driving, careless driving, leaving the scene of an accident with injuries, failure to report a motor vehicle accident, failure to produce a valid insurance card, probationary driver’s license violation for too many passengers, and probationary driver’s license violation for driving after hours.

McGhee was released pending a court apperneace.

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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