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Woman charged with DUI after striking tree in Newton

NEWTON, NJ (Sussex County) –  An Oak Ridge woman was charged with driving while under the influence after she crashed into a tree Saturday morning, police said

On Sept. 10, at 2:46 a.m., police responded to a report of a single-vehicle accident with injuries on High Street near the Summit Avenue Pond, police said.

According to police, a 2006 Honda Civic operated by 26-year-old Rebecca Dwyer was traveling south on High Street when the vehicle left the roadway and struck a tree on the southbound side which resulted in air bag deployment.

Dwyer suffered injuries to her arms and hands. She was transported by ambulance to Newton Medical Center.

A subsequent investigation revealed that Dwyer was allegedly under the influence and she was charged with operating a motor vehicle while under the influence, careless driving, and open container of alcohol in a motor vehicle.

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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