The Washington Township Police Department got a call about a disturbance at a graveyard located on Califon Road in Washington Township, NJ.
When police officers showed up at the scene, they spoke with several witnesses who told them about a drunk driver in the area. According to witnesses, the driver was bothering mourners at the cemetery as he drove to his nearby home.
The witnesses provided police with a detailed description of both the suspect and his vehicle. The witnesses said that the suspect was a white male and that he was behind the wheel of a red Jeep Cherokee.
Police officers were able to locate the vehicle because the suspect allegedly drove to his home by cutting through a hedgerow. Additionally, witnesses at the scene helpfully pointed officers in the direction of the suspect’s destination.
According to authorities, the suspect’s vehicle was warm to the touch when the police officers found it parked outside the house.
Police contacted the suspect and asked him to perform field sobriety tests. When the suspect allegedly failed the tests, he was arrested and charged with driving while intoxicated (DWI). Police also issued the suspect a traffic citation for reckless driving.
The 40-year-old suspect, who is reportedly from Long Valley NJ, later secured his release from police custody. He has a pending court appearance in Washington Township Municipal Court.
For further information about this case, read the NJ.com article entitled “Washington Police Say Man Was Driving Drunk, Bothering Mourners at Graveyard.”