Police in West Milford NJ recently arrested a Newfoundland man accused of driving drunk.
The suspect is a 26-year-old resident of Newfoundland, an unincorporated community in West Milford, New Jersey. According to authorities, the suspect stopped his car at a traffic light at the intersection of Clinton Road and Route 23 South in West Milford.
A West Milford patrol officer drove by and noticed that the vehicle was not moving. The officer peered inside the car and reportedly saw that the suspect was passed out with his foot on the brake. Additionally, the police officer allegedly spotted an alcoholic beverage next to the suspect.
The West Milford NJ cop reached inside the car and put the vehicle in park. He then woke up the suspect and asked him to get out of the car.
The police officer reportedly noticed signs of intoxication, so he administered field sobriety tests to the suspect.
After allegedly failing the field sobriety tests, the suspect was placed under arrest and taken to West Milford police headquarters. The suspect was then processed and eventually released to the custody of a family member.
Before being released from police custody, the suspect was cited for numerous traffic violations, including Driving While Intoxicated (DWI), careless driving, and having an open container of alcohol in a motor vehicle. He was also cited for failing to notify officials of a change in his address.
The suspect has a pending court appearance in West Milford Municipal Court.
For further information about this case, read the NJ.com article, “Driver Found Sleeping in Traffic, Booze in Car, Cops Say.”