Police arrested a Westfield NJ man accused of driving while intoxicated and crashing his car on Route 10 in Hanover, New Jersey.
Hanover NJ police received a report of an accident on Route 10 East around Pine Plaza. When patrol officers arrived at the scene, they found the 25-year-old suspect in a BMW which was hovering over a guardrail. According to the officer, the vehicle was close to falling into the Whippany River.
Police believe that the suspect crashed his BMW into the guardrail.
The suspect managed to crawl to safety through the back hatch of his car.
The police officers arrested the suspect shortly after he extricated himself from the vehicle. According to police, the suspect was intoxicated.
The suspect has been charged with several offenses, including driving while intoxicated (DWI), resisting arrest, and disorderly conduct. The suspect also faces charges for simple possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia because police officers allegedly discovered drugs and drug-related items in his car.
Beyond that, the suspect has been cited for several traffic violations, including reckless driving and careless driving.
After being arrested, the suspect was taken to Morristown Medical Center so that doctors could evaluate him.
Once doctors cleared the suspect of serious injuries, he was transported to Morris County Correctional Facility. The suspect was held at the facility in lieu of $2,500 bail.
For additional information about this case, see the NJ.com article entitled “Drunk Driver Almost Crashed into Whippany River, Hanover Cops Say.”