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Man charged with DWI following single-vehicle crash in Warren County

LOPATCONG TOWNSHIP, NJ (Warren County) – A Warren County woman was arrested on a driving while intoxicated charge Sunday morning following a single-vehicle crash, according to Lopatcong Township police.

The crash happened on November 7, at around 1:07 a.m., on Route 22 eastbound near Sycamore Landing in Lopatcong Township, police said.

When officers arrived on scene, police located a 2011 Volkswagen GTI off the roadway and into a wooded area. The driver, who was identified as Juan D. Bustamante-Patino, of Lopatcong township, was uninjured, police said.

While investigating the crash, officers on the scene detected a strong odor of an alcoholic beverage emanating from Bustamante-Patino’s breath. He later failed several field sobriety tests and was subsequently taken into custody for driving while intoxicated, police said.

Bustamante-Patino later provided breath samples and was found to have a .16% BAC, twice the legal limit in the State of New Jersey, police said.

Bustamante-Patino was issued traffic summonses for driving while intoxicated and reckless driving. 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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