Hanover NJ police arrested a Westfield man who was allegedly driving drunk when he crashed his car on Route 10.
Two Hanover patrol officers were dispatched to Route 10 East near Pine Plaza after receiving a report of an accident. When the officers got to the scene, they saw the 25-year-old suspect’s BMW clinging to a guardrail; the front end of the car was hanging over a steep drop into the Whippany River.
It is believed that the suspect slammed his vehicle into the guardrail.
The suspect found his way to safety by crawling out of the back hatch of the vehicle.
The police officers then placed the suspect under arrest. According to the officers, the suspect was intoxicated at the time of his arrest. Additionally, the suspect was allegedly uncooperative; the officers had to put the suspect in a cell at Hanover police headquarters.
The suspect was charged with a number of offenses, including driving while intoxicated (DWI), resisting arrest, and disorderly conduct. The suspect was also charged with simple possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia because police allegedly found him in possession of drugs and drug-related items.
Additionally, the suspect was cited for numerous traffic violations, including reckless driving and careless driving.
Following his arrest, the suspect was transported to Morristown Medical Center so that his condition could be evaluated by doctors.
After doctors cleared the suspect of any serious injuries, he was taken to Morris County Correctional Facility. The suspect was being held at the facility on a $2,500 bail amount.
To learn more about this case, read the NJ.com article entitled “Drunk Driver Almost Crashed into Whippany River, Hanover Cops Say.”