The former police chief for the Parsippany police force was recently arrested and charged with Driving While Intoxicated (DWI).
Police made the DWI arrest a short time after 4:00 a.m. A Parsippany police officer was on patrol near the Parsippany Elks Lodge on Parsippany Road when he spotted a suspicious vehicle parked in the parking lot.
When the police officer peered inside the car, he noticed that the vehicle’s engine was still running. Additionally, the suspect was seated in the driver’s seat and reportedly had his eyes closed.
The Parsippany cop attempted to wake up the suspect and speak to him, but the suspect reportedly had difficulty communicating with the officer.
The 72-year-old suspect, who currently resides in Sparta New Jersey, used to be employed as the deputy chief of the Parsippany Police Department. He retired from the police department in 2006.
He faces charges for Driving While Intoxicated (DWI) and Refusal to Submit to Breath Testing.
After being placed under arrest and charged, the suspect secured his release from police custody on his own recognizance. He will be required to make an appearance in Parsippany Municipal Court at a later date to address the drunk driving charges.
For additional information about this case, access the NJ.com article, “Ex-Parsippany Deputy Police Chief Charged with DWI.”