Drunk Motorist Hit Highway Divider; Had Heroin, Oxycodone and Xanax

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HANOVER TOWNSHIP — Parsippany-Troy Hills Police Officers received a report over the countywide radio system at 7:59 p.m. on Saturday, March 2, of a vehicle striking the divider on Route 10 West in Hanover Township.

Patrol Sergeant R. McGinnis and Officer J. Garza located the 2018 Ford Expedition driving slowly in the center lane in the area of 2980 Route 10 West.

A traffic stop was conducted on the vehicle and they made contact with the driver, Mr. Darren James, 55, Bronx, NY. The Officer’s also observed that the vehicles front driver’s side tire was missing, according to Parsippany Police Sergeant Brian Conover.

After a brief investigation, Mr. James was placed under arrest for driving while intoxicated. He was transported to Parsippany Police Headquarters where officers also found him to be in possession of suspected heroin and other CDS. He was processed and charged with one count of Third Degree Possession of CDS (Heroin), one count of Third Degree Possession of CDS (Oxycodone), one count of Third Degree Possession of CDS (Xanax), one count of Third Degree Possession of CDS (Ambien), Driving While Intoxicated, a Traffic Offense, Reckless Driving, a Traffic Offense, Possession of CDS in a Motor Vehicle, a Traffic Offense and Hazardous Tires, a Traffic Offense.

He was transported to the Morris County Correctional Facility and was subsequently released after his initial court appearance on his own recognizance in accordance with the Bail Reform Law.

Editor’s Note: An arrest or the signing of a criminal complaint is merely an accusation.  Despite this accusation, the defendants are presumed innocent unless and until he or she has been proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt in a court of law.



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