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Man faces DWI, drug charges after head-on crash in Hunterdon County

READINGTON TOWNSHIP, NJ (Hunterdon County) – A 29-year-old Flemington man faces DWI and drug charges after a head-on crash Thursday afternoon in Readington Township.

The crash happened on April 16, at around 1:00 p.m. on Route 523 at Ivy Court.

According to police, Jordon Weber was driving a pickup truck north and Marilyn Bart of Whitehouse, NJ was traveling south on Route 523 in a Volkswagen. Weber’s pick up truck crossed over the double yellow lane markings striking Bart’s vehicle causing substantial damage to both vehicles.

During the crash investigation, officers developed reason to believe that Weber was operating the vehicle while under the influence of a controlled dangerous substance. A search of the vehicle produced evidence of heroin use, including a syringe and empty heroin fold and two vials of suspected testosterone, police said.

Weber suffered head pain and was transported to Morristown Medical Center. Officers had his blood drawn for the purpose of charging him with DUI, police said.

Emmanuel Saldana of Ringoes, NJ, a passenger and owner of the pickup truck, was not injured, police said.

Bart suffered chest and knee pain but did not require medical treatment, police said.

Weber was charged with possession of CDS, possession of drug paraphernalia, possession of a hypodermic syringe, and under the influence of CDS. He was issued motor-vehicle summonses for DWI, driving while suspended, careless driving, and possession of CDS in a motor vehicle.

This incident remains under investigation, 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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