A Morris Plains man was arrested and charged with Driving While Intoxicated (DWI) after he allegedly fell asleep behind the wheel of his vehicle on a Denville NJ road.
The suspect is a 39-year-old resident of Morris Plains, New Jersey. According to authorities, the suspect was operating his vehicle on Franklin Road in Denville when he briefly stopped the car in the middle of the road and fell asleep.
The driver of an ambulance noticed the suspect and dialed 911 to notify the Denville Police Department. Denville NJ patrol officers were sent to the scene, where they reportedly saw the suspect attempt to drive off. The suspect reportedly came close to causing multiple DWI accidents and nearly crashed into the Denville patrol cars.
Police managed to get the suspect to pull over. After reportedly observing that the suspect was possibly intoxicated, police officers administered field sobriety tests. The suspect allegedly failed the field sobriety tests.
Denville police officers later conducted a search of the suspect’s car and reportedly discovered a bottle of vodka.
The suspect was arrested and cited for multiple traffic offenses, including DWI, reckless driving, failure to maintain lane, failure to keep right, improper turning, consumption of alcohol by a driver, and possession of an open container in a vehicle.
To learn more about this case, check out the NJ.com article, “Drunk Driver in Denville Nearly Hit Police Car Head-On, Cops Say.”