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Woman charged with DWI, resisting arrest

BYRAM TOWNSHIP, NJ (Sussex County) – A woman is facing several charges after police say she was driving while intoxicated and then resisted arrest in Byram Township.

Lauren M. Ell was charged with obstruction, third-degree resisting arrest, driving while intoxicated, refusal to submit to breath tests, driving while suspended and failure to produce a driver’s license.

On Feb. 1, a township officer observed a vehicle traveling at a high rate of speed on Route 206, police said.

The officer stopped the vehicle and the driver, later identified as Lauren M. Ell, initially refused to identify herself after asked being asked to do so several times. While speaking to her, the officer felt she was intoxicated and had her perform several field sobriety tests, which she failed, police said.

Ell was arrested and during this time, she began to physically resist the officers, police said.

Ell was transported to the station for processing where she was charged and then released pending a mandatory court appearance.

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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