Washington Township police arrested a teenager who was allegedly drunk when he crashed a car in Long Valley, NJ.
According to authorities, the 19-year-old suspect lost control of a 2014 Range Rover while driving on Schooley’s Mountain Road. At one point, the driver allegedly failed to follow a bend in the road and ended up hitting several roads signs, multiple trees, and a telephone pole.
After the crash, the teen driver and his passenger were trapped inside the vehicle. The situation became precarious when the car began to burn due to live electrical wires.
The passenger got out of the vehicle almost immediately after the crash, but the driver was stuck inside. Before emergency personnel could take the driver out of the vehicle, the local power company had to ensure that the wires were not still live. Emergency responders eventually removed the driver and checked him for injuries.
Sometime after the accident, police determined that the driver was drunk. This led police to arrest the driver and charge him with several offenses, including driving while intoxicated, underage drinking, and refusal to submit to a breath test. In addition, the driver has also been accused of numerous traffic violations, including reckless driving, careless driving, and failure to maintain a lane.
To learn more, read the NJ.com article entitled “Cops: Drunken Teen Driver Takes Out Pole, Is Trapped in Burning Car, Knocks Out Power for 200 in Long Valley.”
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