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Woman charged with DWI following crash in Morris County

MOUNT OLIVE TOWNSHIP, NJ (Morris County) – A Morris County woman is facing charges including driving while intoxicated Friday following a motor vehicle crash in Mount Olive Township.

On Sept. 22, at 10:28 a.m., police responded to the area of Country Farms for the report of a possible traffic accident. When police arrived, they located a Jeep Cherokee and a Volkswagen Tiguan stopped in the parking lot, police said.

The driver of the Jeep advised the officers that he was rear-ended by the Volkswagen while stopped at the intersection of Park Place and Hillside Avenue, police said.

The officer made contact with the driver of the Volkswagen, who was identified as Tracy Kovalcik, 47, of Flanders and as the officer was speaking with her, the officer allegedly detected the odor of an alcoholic beverage and noted that she appeared to be impaired, police said.

Kovalcik performed field sobriety testing and was subsequently arrested and transported to police headquarters for chemical breath testing, police said.

Kovalcik was charged with driving while intoxicated, reckless driving, and careless driving. She was released to a sober driver 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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