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Man charged with DWI, possession of marijuana in Mount Olive Township

MOUNT OLIVE TOWNSHIP, NJ (Morris County) – A 42-year-old Essex County man is facing several charges after he was allegedly driving while intoxicated and found with marijuana.

On Jan. 2, at 11:11 p.m., an officer was on Route 46 when the officer observed a Toyota Camry travelling at a high rate of speed, failing to maintain a lane and failing to signal a lane change, police said.

The officer stopped the vehicle and came in contact with the driver, who was identified as George D. Thomas of Newark. The officer immediately detected an odor of an alcoholic beverage and raw marijuana emanating from inside the vehicle, police said.

Thomas was asked to exit the vehicle to perform standardized field sobriety tests and prior to beginning the test, the officer detected the raw marijuana odor on Thomas, police said.

A search was conducted and suspected marijuana was located. Upon completion of the investigation, Thomas was arrested and transported to police headquarters where he submitted to chemical breath testing, police said.

Thomas was charged with DWI, possession of marijuana, reckless driving, possession of controlled dangerous substance in a motor vehicle, speeding, failure to maintain a lane, failure to signal, driving while suspended, unlicensed driver, and failure to provide documents. He was released to a sober driver 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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