New Jersey State Police arrested a man who was allegedly intoxicated when he crashed a pick-up truck on Route 287 in Hanover, NJ.
According to law enforcement, the 31-year-old suspect was driving his truck on Route 287 North when he lost control of the vehicle and slammed into a tractor-trailer which was parked near mile-marker 39.6.
The suspect reportedly attempted to back up the truck and drive away; however, he continued to slam into the other vehicle.
New Jersey State Police dispatched state troopers to Route 287 after receiving calls from motorists about a motor vehicle crash on the highway.
When police got to the accident site, they investigated the accident and questioned the suspect. According to troopers, the driver exhibited signs of intoxication.
A subsequent search of the suspect’s truck reportedly led to officers finding prescription pills. It is not yet clear if the suspect was in possession of a valid prescription for the medication.
Additionally, police officers conducting the search of the vehicle reportedly found a straw with traces of drug residue.
Depending upon whether the suspect has previous DWI convictions, he could be subject to severe penalties. If this was the suspect’s first DWI offense, he could have his driver’s license suspended for a period of 3 months. Beyond that, the suspect could potentially be sentenced to up to 30 days in the county jail.
For additional information about this case, read the NJ.com article entitled “Truck Driver Charged with DWI, Drug Paraphernalia After Route 287 Crash into Tractor-Trailer.”