Teen Driver Charged with DUI in Boonton Township NJ
A 17-year-old driver allegedly crashed his car while under the influence of marijuana mere hours after obtaining his driver’s license.
When Boonton Township police officers responded to a report of a one-vehicle car accident on Powerville Road, they found that a car had drifted into the wrong lane and struck a guardrail before running off the roadway.
Officers spoke with the driver and allegedly smelled burnt marijuana on his clothes. Police said that the driver was showing signs of being under the influence of marijuana. Additionally, police said that the driver admitted that he had smoked pot just 30 minutes before the accident.
According to police, the driver failed field sobriety tests at the scene.
Remarkably, the driver had gotten his driver’s license earlier that afternoon. He was charged with driving under the influence (DUI), in addition to being issued citations for several motor vehicle violations.
After being arrested and charged, the young driver was released to a guardian pending a hearing in juvenile court.
For more information, see the NJ.com article entitled “Teen Got High, Crashed Hours After Getting Driver’s License, Boonton Township Police Say.“