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Man found slumped over steering wheel with blunt hanging out of his mouth

HANOVER TOWNSHIP, NJ (Morris County) – An Essex County man faces multiple charges after he’s found passed out in his vehicle with a blunt hanging out of his mouth in Hanover Township.

On April 13, township police responded to the QuickChek on South Jefferson Road for a report of a man passed out behind the wheel of his vehicle, police said.

Upon arrival, an officer located the vehicle and observed the driver, who was identified as Larry Zhou, 37, from Livingston, slumped over the wheel with a blunt hanging out of his mouth, police said.

After several attempts at waking Zhou up, he finally woke and was disoriented and confused. He was asked to perform field sobriety tests which resulted in him being arrested, police said.

Zhou was charged with prescription legend drugs possession without a script and issued summons for driving while intoxicated, parking in a handicapped spot, obstruction of windshield and was charged with prescription legend drugs possession without a script. He was released to a friend 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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