HANOVER — A routine response turned into an arrest for DWI when Hanover Township Police Officer Stephen Manney arrived at the scene of a reported accident at the intersection of Route 10 and North Jefferson Road on Sunday, August 20.
The officer was called in following reports of a motorcyclist who had apparently fallen off his bike. Upon reaching the location, Officer Manney found Mr. Jesse Smith, a 40-year-old resident of Morris Plains, standing beside his motorcycle.
While interacting with Mr. Smith, Officer Manney detected a strong odor of alcohol. After administering field sobriety tests, Mr. Smith was taken into custody and subsequently charged with DWI. In addition to the DWI charge, Smith was also issued motor vehicle summonses for both reckless and careless driving.
Mr. Smith has since been released and awaits his scheduled court appearance.
Hanover Township Police Department stresses the importance of responsible driving and reminds residents of the grave consequences that can arise from driving under the influence.
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