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Man rescued from floodwaters, arrested on active warrants in Hunterdon County

TEWKSBURY TOWNSHIP, NJ (Hunterdon County) – A man rescued from Tropical Storm Ida floodwaters was arrested on two active arrest warrants Thursday in Tewksbury Township.

On September 2 an occupied vehicle was found in the floodwaters on Lamington Road. The sole occupant, who was later identified as Fokam Parfait, exited the vehicle and climbed on to the hood, police said.

An officer was able to drive into the flood waters next to the vehicle and Parfait was able to climb into the patrol vehicles pickup bed, police said.

Parfait was found to have two outstanding warrants. The first for aggravated assault out of West Orange, and the second for fraud out of Hazlet, police said.

Parfait was taken into custody without incident and then lodged in the Warren County Jail, 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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