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Man faces DWI, drug charges following traffic stop in Mount Olive Township

MOUNT OLIVE TOWNSHIP, NJ (Morris County) – A Morris County man is facing DWI and drug charges following a traffic stop in Mount Olive Township.

On Feb. 15, at 3:19 a.m., police received a complaint from a concerned citizen reporting a possible DWI driver. Officers located the Chevy pickup matching the caller’s description travelling on Route 46 East and failing to maintain a lane, police said

An officer stopped the vehicle and came in contact with the driver, who was identified as Anthony Sorce, 36, of Landing. He immediately showed signs of impairment and the officer detected an odor of marijuana emanating from his person. He was asked to exit the vehicle to perform standardized field sobriety tests, police said.

During the course of the investigation, officers located two suspected crack pipes in the plain view in the cup holder of the truck. A subsequent search of the vehicle yielded additional drug paraphernalia, a glassine fold suspected to be heroin, and a plastic bag with suspected marijuana, police said.

Sorce was arrested and transported to police headquarters for processing where he submitted to chemical breath testing, police said.

Sorce was charged with DWI, possession of drug paraphernalia, possession of a hypodermic syringe, under the influence of CDS, reckless driving and possession of CDS in a motor 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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