LOPATCONG TOWNSHIP, NJ (Warren County) – Lopatcong police say a man suspected of driving while intoxicated told them he fled from the officer because he felt scared.
On Nov. 14, at around 11:28 p.m., police located a suspicious vehicle driving erratically in the parking lot of Coordinated Health on Red School Lane, police said.
The officer made contact with the male driver, at which time he determined he was under the influence of alcohol. When the officer requested his driver’s credentials, the vehicle proceeded to speed off and was observed entering the Brakeley Garden Apartments, police said.
The officer located the vehicle, but the driver had fled on foot, police said.
Officers from Lopatcong and Pohatcong along with Pohatcong K-9 Zeus searched the area for the man. He was not located and the vehicle was impounded. The investigation revealed that the driver of the vehicle was identified as Kenneth A. Walker, 30, of Easton, PA, police said.
On Nov. 15, officers made contact with the registered owner of the vehicle. The owner stated that she and Walker would come to police headquarters to speak with officers. A short time later, Walker turned himself in to the Lopatcong Police, police said.
Walker allegedly admitted that he in fact had been operating the vehicle and that he fled from the officer because he was scared.
Walker was charged with eluding a law enforcement officer and was also issued traffic summonses for reckless driving, careless driving and driving while suspended.
Walker was released pending a Warren County Superior Court appearance.