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Morris County man charged with DWI after single-vehicle crash

READINGTON TOWNSHIP, NJ (Hunterdon County) – A Morris County man is facing several charges including driving while intoxicated following a crash in Readington Township.

The single-vehicle crash happened on Friday, July 3, at around 1:50 a.m., at the intersection of River Avenue and Route 202, police said.

Upon officers arrival, police made contact with Brian Chacko of Lake Hiawatha and during the investigation, it was determined that Chacko was allegedly intoxicated, police said.

Chacko was charged with reckless driving, leaving the scene of a motor vehicle accident, failure to report a motor vehicle accident, DWI, and under the influence of narcotics. Chacko was released to a sober adult 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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