A 17-year-old driver was accused of crashing his car while under the influence of marijuana just hours after obtaining his NJ driver’s license.
Boonton Township NJ police officers responded to a report of a one-vehicle car accident on Powerville Road and found that a car had apparently drifted into the wrong lane. According to police, the car struck a guardrail before running off the roadway.
Officers spoke with the driver of the vehicle and allegedly smelled burnt marijuana on his clothes. According to officers, the driver showed signs of being under the influence of marijuana. During the conversation, the driver allegedly admitted to police that he had smoked pot 30 minutes prior to the accident.
The police said that the driver failed field sobriety tests at the scene of the accident.
The driver had received his driver’s license earlier that afternoon.
After allegedly failing the field sobriety tests, the driver was charged with driving under the influence (DUI). The driver was also issued citations for several motor vehicle violations.
To learn more about this case, check out the NJ.com article entitled “Teen Got High, Crashed Hours After Getting Driver’s License, Boonton Township Police Say.“