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Man faces DWI, drug charges following traffic stop in Sussex County

BYRAM TOWNSHIP, NJ (Sussex County) – A Sussex County man is facing several charges including driving while intoxicated and possession of drugs following a traffic stop in Byram Township.

On March 23, at 3:38 a.m., an officer observed a vehicle on Route 206 stop at a red light and failed to proceed for a significant amount of time after the light turned green. The vehicle then proceeded to drive on Route 206 North at a slow rate of speed and failed to maintain its lane, police said.

The officer then stopped the vehicle and while the officer spoke to the driver, who was identified as Adam Weinberg, 44, of Newton, the officer felt he may be intoxicated, police said.

Weinberg performed several field sobriety tests, which he failed and was then arrested for driving under the influence of an intoxicating liquor or drug. Upon a search, Weinberg was allegedly found to be in possession of prescription drugs that he illegally possessed, police said.

Weinberg was charged with driving while intoxicated, third-degree possession, use or being under the influence of a Schedule IV CDS, fourth-degree possession of prescription legend drugs >4, failure to maintain lane, careless driving and reckless driving. He was then released to a family member 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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