Driver Slumped Over Wheel Charged with DWI


HANOVER TOWNSHIP — Hanover Township Police Officer Matt Gallagher arrested Mr. Hanlian Chien, 38, West New York, on Wednesday, December 14, for DWI.

Officer Gallagher observed Mr. Chien slumped over his steering wheel and parked in a no-stopping or standing zone.

Officer Gallagher approached Mr. Chien to make sure he was alright. While speaking with Mr. Chien, an odor of an alcoholic beverage was detected. Subsequent field sobriety tests were conducted, resulting in Mr. Chien’s arrest.

He was issued motor vehicle summonses for DWI, refusal, recklessness, and no parking in a fire lane. He was released pending his court date.

Editor’s Note: An arrest or 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.