- by Carolyne Volpe Curley / Carolyne@WestEssexNOW.com
Friday, Aug. 15
Manna placed Jowers under arrest and transported him to police headquarters for breath-testing while his tractor-trailer was impounded. Once at headquarters, Jowers allegedly refused to submit samples of his breath for testing.
He was eventually released on his own recognizance and has an Aug. 27 court date in the Fairfield Municipal Court.
- Driving under the influence
- Refusal to submit to breath testing
- Operating a commercial vehicle while under the influence
- Refusal to submit to breath samples while operating a commercial vehicle
- Improper parking on the highway
Saturday, Aug. 16
To immediately get the attention of the driver, Jason Untracht, 32, of New York City, the deputy chief drove his police vehicle onto the grass median with its lights and sirens on.
"However, Untracht did not stop or slow down," Manna commented.
"We were finally able to get the vehicle stopped
near the Comfort Inn hotel,
approximately three quarters of a mile from where
the vehicle first began traveling the wrong way on the highway.
Manna administered a standard field sobriety test and, at headquarters, a breath test. The BMW was impounded and Untracht was placed under arrest. He was eventually released on his own recognizance and has an Aug. 27 court date in the Fairfield Municipal Court.
- operating while under the influence
- operating with a suspended license
- driving the wrong way on the highway
- careless driving
- failure to produce an insurance card
Sunday, Aug. 17
Dean pulled the car over and after administering the standard field sobriety test, arrested Correa without incident. His vehicle was impounded and he was transported to headquarters for breath testing. Eventually, he was released on his own recognizance and has an Aug. 20 court date in the Fairfield Municipal Court.
- Operating under the influence
- Improper maintenance of lamps
- Careless driving
- Failure to maintain a lane
"The importance of this DUI enforcement initiative
was plainly evident in the arrests of this past weekend.
There is little doubt that our officers took a significant threat
to innocent motorists off the roadway
and we will continue to aggressively do so," Manna commented.
Fairfield Police Department
Deputy Chief and Officer in Charge: Anthony Manna
230 Fairfield Road
Fairfield, NJ 07004