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Man charged with DWI, open container in Hackettstown

HACKETTSTOWN, NJ (Warren County) – A Morris County man is facing a slew of charges including driving while intoxicated and having an open container in a motor vehicle in Hackettstown, according to police.

On Feb. 13, 2023, at around 1:04 a.m., an officer initiated a traffic stop with a vehicle on Route 46 for a moving violation, police said.

While the officer was talking to the driver, who was identified as Phillip Plummer, 33, of Mount Olive Township, the officer allegedly detected the odor an alcoholic beverage. The officers also located an open glass container of Heineken inside the vehicle, police said.

Plummer was charged with driving while intoxicated, refusal to submit to breath test, reckless driving, failure to observe traffic signal, unregistered motor vehicle, uninsured motorist, possession of an open container of alcohol inside a motor vehicle, and having no front license plate. He was released 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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