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Mount Olive police charge slow-moving driver with DWI

MOUNT OLIVE TOWNSHIP, NJ (Morris County) – A Morris County man is facing several charges including driving while intoxicated after police say he drove at a low speed Tuesday morning on Route 46, impeding traffic.

On May 5, at 11:40 a.m., an officer observed a Toyota Corolla traveling west on Route 46 in the left lane at a low rate of speed, and impeding traffic, police said.

The driver slowed and indicated he was going to make an improper left turn onto Mount Olive Road. The vehicle then failed to maintain a lane and nearly caused an accident, police said.

The officer then stopped the vehicle and came in contact with the driver, who was identified as Craig Hopping, 51, of Mine Hill Township. While speaking to Hopping, he showed obvious signs of impairment due to alcohol and/or drugs, police said.

Hopping was asked to exit his vehicle and perform standardized field sobriety tests. Upon completion of the investigation, he was taken into custody, police said.

Hopping was charged with DWI, driving slow to impede traffic, failure to maintain a lane, unsafe vehicle, failure to keep fight, and will be charged at a later date with being under the influence of CDS.  He was released to a sober driver 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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