The suspect was allegedly driving a silver Mitsubishi and traveling on a road that passes the Overlook Apartment when he lost control of his vehicle and crashed into a guardrail.
When Mount Olive NJ cops, firefighters, and emergency medical crews arrived at the scene of the car accident, they found the victim trapped inside the car. Authorities used hydraulic rescue tools as they worked to remove the victim from the crushed motor vehicle.
The victim received medical treatment at the scene before being taken to Morristown Medical Center in Morristown NJ, where doctors provided additional medical treatment and stabilized his condition.
While the victim was being treated for a possible concussion at the Morristown hospital, Mount Olive NJ police officers searched his car and allegedly found a bag containing heroin. Police officers also reportedly discovered a metal pipe with heroin residue. The suspect was later arrested and charged with heroin possession.
The suspect, a 55-year-old man who lives in the Flanders section of Mount Olive NJ, was also charged with drunk driving. That’s because a blood test taken at the hospital reportedly showed that his blood alcohol content (BAC) was above the New Jersey legal limit of .08 percent.
For further information about this case, access the NJ.com article, “Driver Trapped after Mount Olive Crash Faces DWI, Drug Charges.”