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Morris County woman arrested on DWI after backing into a Hackettstown cop car

HACKETTSTOWN, NJ (Warren County) – A Dover woman who was pulled over for her alleged erratic driving, then backed into a Hackettstown cop car is facing several charges including DWI, police said.

Diana Conklin, 59, was charged with driving while intoxicated, driving while intoxicated in a school zone, reckless driving, and careless driving.

On June 27 at around 7:59 p.m., officers responded to the area of Route 604 for a report of an erratic motor vehicle, police said.

A witness observed the vehicle strike a mailbox and then leave the scene. An officer located and stopped the vehicle on Route 604, police said.

As the officer stopped the vehicle, the driver, who was later identified as Conklin, allegedly put the car in reverse and struck the officer’s car, police said.

The officer was not in the vehicle when Conklin struck the officer’s car and no injuries were reported, police said.

While the officer was speaking with Conklin, the officer allegedly detected the odor of an alcoholic beverage, police said.

Conklin was released pending a court appearance.

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By: Jay Edwards Follow on Twitter | Like on Facebook

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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