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Suspected drunk driver crashes into a stone wall, fish pond

READINGTON TOWNSHIP, NJ (Hunterdon County) – A Hunterdon County man is facing several charges including DWI after police say he crashed into a stone wall and a fish pond Wednesday night in Readington Township.

Thomas C. Jones, 63, of Lebanon was charged with DWI, reckless driving, unsafe lane change, driving while suspended, hindering, and assault by auto.

The single vehicle crash happened on July 3 at 8:08 p.m. near the intersection of Route 22 East and Potterstown Road, police said.

Officers arrived to find that a Pontiac, which was driven by Jones, had crashed into a stone wall and a fish pond, police said.

Officers allegedly detected the odor of an alcoholic beverage and suspected that Jones was under the influence. Jones was treated at the scene for minor injuries and then arrested, police said.

A 72-year-old female passenger was treated for her injuries and taken to Morristown Medical Center, police said.

Jones was released pending a court appearance.

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(Photo: Courtesy Readington Township Police Department)

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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