Police in Washington Township NJ recently arrested a man who was allegedly driving drunk and harassing visitors at a local graveyard.
The Washington Township Police Department received a call about a disturbance at a cemetery located on Califon Road in Washington Township, New Jersey.
When police officers arrived at the scene, they spoke with witnesses who told them about a driver who appeared to be drunk. According to multiple witnesses, the driver was bothering mourners as he drove to his house.
The witnesses also gave police a detailed description of the suspect and his vehicle. The witnesses told police that the suspect was a white male and that he was driving a red Jeep Cherokee.
Police officers had little difficulty locating the vehicle because the suspect had allegedly driven home by cutting through a hedgerow. Additionally, witnesses pointed out the residence to police.
According to law enforcement, the suspect’s vehicle was warm to the touch when the officers found it at the house.
Police contacted the suspect and asked him to perform a series of field sobriety tests. After the suspect allegedly failed the tests, he was placed under arrest and charged with driving while intoxicated (DWI). Additionally, the suspect was issued a traffic citation for reckless driving.
The 40-year-old suspect, who is from Long Valley NJ, was later released from custody with a pending court appearance in Washington Township Municipal Court.
For more information about this case, go to the NJ.com article entitled “Washington Police Say Man Was Driving Drunk, Bothering Mourners at Graveyard.”