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DWI Arrest: On November 26, 2018 at 12:01 a.m., Ptl. Jack Lyon was monitoring traffic at the intersection of Route 23 and Jackson Ave. At that time he observed a red Honda Accord travelling south on Route 23, fail to stop for a red traffic signal. Ptl. Lyon conducted a traffic stop and made contact with the operator, later identified as Manuel Paez-Vargas, 28 years old of Dover, N.J. Ptl. Lyon noted that he observed Mr. Paez-Vargas displayed multiple signs of alcohol consumption. He was asked to perform field sobriety tests and was subsequently arrested upon the conclusion of the tests. Mr. Paez-Vargas was transported to police headquarters where he was processed and charged with failure to observe a traffic signal, driving while intoxicated, and careless driving. He was released to a third party and has a scheduled court date at the Pequannock Municipal Court.
Lt. Daniel Comune
Operations & Public Information Officer