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Unruly person complaint leads to DWI, drug arrest in Morris County

DENVILLE TOWNSHIP, NJ (Morris County) – A Morris County man is facing a slew of charges including driving while intoxicated and drug possession after he was allegedly being unruly at a business in Denville Township.

On Feb. 24, police responded to a business on Route 10 on a report of an unruly person. Upon arrival of the officers, it was determined that Ryan Banta, 31, of Landing had driven a vehicle while under the influence of drugs or alcohol, police said.

Banta was arrested and charged with two counts of possession of CDS, attempt to defraud the administration of a drug test, possession of drug paraphernalia, being under the influence of CDS, DWI, possession of CDS in a motor vehicle, reckless driving, and careless driving, police said.

Banta was then lodged in the Morris County Correctional Facility pending a court appearance, police said.

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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