Mount Olive police officers recently arrested a Netcong NJ man accused of Driving While Intoxicated (DWI) on a local road. The DWI suspect was also charged with various prescription drug crimes because police allegedly found him with illegal prescription painkillers while arresting him.
The suspect was arrested early in the morning by Mount Olive NJ cops. The Mount Olive police officers initially looked into the suspect after seeing a poor parking job in the parking lot of a Mount Olive NJ Lowe’s Home Improvement store. When the Mount Olive police officers moved toward the suspect’s car and talked to the driver, they allegedly smelled the odor of alcohol on his breath. Additionally, the Mount Olive cops reportedly noticed that the suspect appeared to be highly intoxicated.
One of the cops allegedly saw an open container of beer that was clearly visible inside the suspect’s motor vehicle. The police officers also reportedly noticed three bottles containing prescription pills.
Cops administered field sobriety tests to the suspect in order to determine whether he was drunk. When the suspect allegedly failed the field sobriety tests, he was arrested.
The prescription painkillers found in the suspect’s car was later identified by authorities as Gabapentin, a nerve pain medication. The suspect allegedly lacked a valid prescription for the pills.
The suspect, a 31-year-old man from Netcong NJ, faces criminal charges for illegal possession of prescription drugs and possession of an open container of alcohol in a motor vehicle. The suspect was also cited for traffic violations that included drunk driving and reckless driving.
After being placed under arrest and charged, the suspect was released to the custody of a friend. The suspect still has to make an appearance in Mount Olive Municipal Court so that he can address the charges against him.
To learn more about this case, check out the NJ.com article, “Crooked Parking Job at Lowe’s Leads to DWI, Drug Charges.”