CHATHAM, NJ - On August 8, 2019, at approximately 01:26 a.m. Patrolman Nicholas Giordano pulled over a vehicle on Memorial Way after observing the driver commit a motor vehicle violation. After speaking with the driver and conducting a subsequent investigation, Matthew J. Eckman, 44 of New Vernon, was placed under arrest for suspicion of driving while intoxicated. Mr. Eckman was processed at Police Headquarters and released to a family member pending a future Municipal Court Hearing. Mr. Eckman was charged with Driving while intoxicated, refusal to submit to the taking of breath samples and other motor vehicle violations.

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