Police arrested a Morristown New Jersey man accused of causing a DWI accident and crashing into a parked patrol car.
The car accident occurred around 3:40 p.m. on Wednesday. The suspect, a 24-year-old resident of Morristown NJ, was reportedly behind the wheel of his Jeep and driving on West Park Place when he hit a marked patrol vehicle. The collision resulted in minor damage to both vehicles.
A Morristown NJ cop was seated inside the police car at the time of the crash and suffered minor injuries. He was later taken to Morristown Medical Center, where doctors evaluated him and then released him.
The suspect was not injured in the car crash. He was arrested and charged with Driving While Intoxicated (DWI) because Morristown NJ cops reportedly noticed him showing signs of being under the influence of alcohol. Police also issued the suspect a traffic citation for careless driving in connection with the car accident.
If the suspect is convicted of drunk driving, he would be subject to significant penalties that include suspension of his driver’s license, costly fines, and potentially jail time. The exact penalties would depend on whether the suspect has been convicted of drunk driving in New Jersey within the past 10 years.
For additional information about this case, access the NJ.com article, “Drunk Driver Hits Police Car in Morristown, Cops Say.”