Citizen Report Leads to DWI Arrest

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BOONTON TOWNSHIP — Boonton Township Police patrols responded to a report of a possible intoxicated driver in the area of Rockaway Valley Road on Wednesday, August 10.

Policee Officers located a vehicle on the side of the roadway and after making contact with the driver, identified as Jose Raposo, 65, South River, detected signs of intoxication.

An investigation also revealed an outstanding Traffic Warrant for DWI out of Spotswood. Field Sobriety tests were conducted which resulted in Mr. Raposo being placed under arrest.

Mr. Raposo was charged with DWI, Driving While Suspended, Careless Driving, Reckless Driving, Refusal to Take Breath Test, Failure to Maintain Lane, Open Container in a Motor Vehicle, Failure to Install Interlock Device, and Failure to Possess License. He was released pending future court dates.

Editor’s Note: An arrest or signing 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.