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DWI Arrest: On December 18, 2018 at 6:21 p.m., Ptl. Christopher McIvor responded to the area of Route 23 North on a report that a motorist was following a possible intoxicated driver. Once Ptl. McIvor arrived, he was able to locate the suspect and witness vehicles in the area of Route 23 North and the Boulevard. Ptl. McIvor conducted a traffic stop on a 2017 silver Ford F150 and contacted the driver, later identified as Justin Powell, 43 years old of Jefferson, N.J. Ptl. McIvor observed that Mr. Powell displayed multiple signs of alcohol consumption and removed him from his vehicle. At that time, Ptl. McIvor conducted field sobriety tests on Mr. Powell and he was subsequently placed under arrest. Mr. Powell was transported to police headquarters for processing where he was charged with driving while intoxicated, careless driving, having an open container of alcohol in a motor vehicle, and resident failing to register a motor vehicle in the State of New Jersey. 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