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Man charged with DWI, reckless driving in Mount Olive Township

MOUNT OLIVE TOWNSHIP, NJ (Morris County) – A 57-year-old Chester man is facing several charges including driving while intoxicated and reckless driving in Mount Olive Township.

On Feb. 15, at 7:15 p.m., an officer responded to a report of a disabled motor vehicle in a snowbank on Route 206 near the train trestle. As the officer was approaching the area, the officer was advised that the vehicle was dislodged from the snowbank by a passerby and continued travelling on Route 206 south, police said.

The officer observed a vehicle matching the description, failing to maintain a lane, then it pulled onto the shoulder without using a signal. The officer stopped the vehicle and came in contact with the driver, who was identified as Robert Spina Jr, police said.

Spina immediately showed obvious signs of impairment from alcohol and was asked to exit the vehicle to perform standardized field sobriety tests. Upon completion of the investigation, Spina was arrested and  transported to headquarters for processing where he submitted to chemical breath testing, police said.

Spina was charged with DWI, reckless driving, failure to maintain a lane, failure to exhibit insurance and unregistered vehicle. He was released to a sober driver pending a court appearance.

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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