Newton New Jersey police arrested a local man who allegedly drove his vehicle on a sidewalk.
Three Newton NJ patrol officers responded to a report of a car accident on Pine Street in Newton, New Jersey. When the police officers arrived at the scene, they saw the suspect’s vehicle, an Acura TL, stopped in front of a utility pole.
Police investigated the accident and determined that the 21-year-old suspect was under the influence of alcohol while driving his car. According to law enforcement, the suspect veered off Pine Road, drove on the sidewalk for roughly 100 feet, sideswiped a tree, and hit a street sign. The vehicle then reportedly came to a stop in front of the utility pole.
The car accident occurred during the early morning hours.
After police found the suspect, they called for medical assistance. The suspect was subsequently transported to Newton Medical Center so that he could receive medical treatment for head and neck injuries.
The suspect was later charged with driving while intoxicated (DWI), reckless driving, and driving without insurance.
If the suspect is convicted on the DWI charges, he could be subject to significant penalties. Even if this was merely the suspect’s first alleged DWI offense, he faces up to 30 days in jail and suspension of his driver’s license for 3 months.
The suspect will have to appear in Newton Municipal Court in order to answer the charges against him.
The suspect’s vehicle was significantly damaged in the crash and had to be towed from the accident scene.
For more information about this case, see the NJ.com article entitled “Newton Man Cited for DWI After Driving on Sidewalk, Cops Say.”