Police in Hanover New Jersey arrested a man who was allegedly drunk when he crashed a pick-up truck on Route 287.
According to New Jersey State Police, the 31-year-old suspect was driving on Route 287 North when he lost control of his truck and slammed into a tractor-trailer near mile-marker 39.6.
The suspect then allegedly tried to back up and continued to crash into the other vehicle.
New Jersey State Police received a report of a motor vehicle crash and dispatched state troopers to the scene.
When police arrived at the site of the accident, they investigated. Troopers reportedly observed the driver exhibiting signs of intoxication.
Additionally, a search of the suspect’s truck allegedly turned up prescription pills. At this time, it is unclear if the suspect had a valid prescription for the medication.
Police also reportedly found a straw with traces of drug residue.
The suspect, who lives in Sussex NJ, was placed under arrest at the scene. He has been charged with driving while intoxicated (DWI) and possession of drug paraphernalia.
Depending upon whether the suspect has any prior DWI convictions on his record, he could face significant penalties. Even if this was the suspect’s first DWI offense, he could potentially lose his driver’s license for a period of 3 months and be fined up to $400. Moreover, the suspect would be subject to a jail sentence of up to 30 days.
For more information about this case, access the NJ.com article entitled “Truck Driver Charged with DWI, Drug Paraphernalia After Route 287 Crash into Tractor-Trailer.”