Randolph NJ police officers arrested a man after he allegedly crashed his car.
When Randolph police officers responded to a report of a car on fire, they found that a 2005 Toyota was on fire, fully engulfed in flames.
When the officers approached a nearby home, they saw 22-year-old Randolph resident Kevin Murphy emerge from the woods. Mr. Murphy informed the officers that it was his car that was on fire. Authorities now believe that Mr. Murphy crashed his car into a tree and then ran into the woods.
After evaluating Mr. Murphy and determining that he was intoxicated, the officers placed him under arrest. Mr. Murphy has been charged with driving while intoxicated (DWI), in addition to several motor vehicle violations.
In New Jersey, DWI penalties are set forth in N.J.S.A. 39:4-50. If this was Mr. Murphy’s first DWI offense, he could be sentenced to up to 30 days in the county jail. Beyond that, his driver’s license could be suspended for up to one (1) year.
To learn more, see the NJ.com article entitled “Intoxicated Driver’s Car Burns After Crashing into Tree, Randolph Cops Say.“