NEWTON, NJ (Sussex County) – A Newton woman was charged with driving while under the influence Saturday evening following a car crash in Newton, according to Newton Police Lieutenant Robert Osborn.
Tammy Hyatt, 56, was charged with operating a motor vehicle while under the influence, careless driving and failure to keep right.
Police received a 9-1-1 call at 10:36 p.m. reporting a motor vehicle accident with a possible intoxicated driver at the intersection of Trinity Street and Moran Street, Osborn said.
A police investigation revealed that a 2000 Ford Focus driven by Megan Sheplak, 35, of Newton was stopped facing southbound at the red traffic signal on Moran Street. Her vehicle was then struck by a 2016 white BMW 428 which was driven by Hyatt who was reportedly turning right onto Moran Street from Trinity Street westbound and allegedly failed to negotiate the turn properly, Osborn said.
There were no injuries reported.
Hyatt was subsequently arrested for allegedly operating a motor vehicle while under the influence. She was later released pending a court appearance.