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Man at Hunterdon Medical Center's Emergency Department is Arrested

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RARITAN TWP., NJ - The report of an “intoxicated and irate person” who was in Hunterdon Medical Center’s Emergency Department to pick up a patient who was being discharged resulted in an arrest.

Patrol Officer Anthony Moreno arrested Stephen M. Johnson, 57, of Whitehouse Station around 10:36 a.m. Oct. 12 and him charged with driving under the influence of alcohol.

Johnson was also charged with reckless driving, careless driving and failure to exhibit documents. Johnson’s vehicle was towed and he was released to a family member.

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In other recent arrests:

  • Leslie Leo Ofosu-Darko, 22, of Easton, Pa., was arrested around 9:59 a.m. Oct. 14 after police said Patrol Officer Anthony Moreno stopped the vehicle he was driving on Route 31 because he was using a wireless device while driving.

Ofosu-Darko was charged with that violation, possession of less than 50 grams of marijuana and possession of a controlled dangerous substance in a motor vehicle. He was released.

  • Megan M. Ward, 31, of Pittstown was arrested by Patrol Officer Aaron Roth around 10:46 p.m. Oct. 15. Police said Roth stopped to check on Ward’s vehicle after hearing the car alarm going off while patrolling the IHOP parking lot on Royal Road. Ward was charged with possession of a hypodermic syringe.
  • Christopher P. Pranger, 47, of Malvern, Pa., was arrested by Cpl. Christopher Vallat around 11:58 p.m. Oct. 15. Police said Pranger was initially stopped on Route 202-31 for failure to signal a turn and having a cracked tail light lens. Pranger was charged with possession of a prohibited weapon, failure to signal a turn and driving with a suspended driver’s license. He was released.
  • David W. Newnam, 21, of Cambridge, Md., was arrested and charged with possession of less than 50 grams of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia after a motor vehicle stop on Route 31 around 1:50 a.m. Oct. 17. Cpl. Christopher Vallat stopped Newnam for a maintenance of lamps violation, police said. He was also issued motor vehicle summonses for maintenance of lamps and possession of a controlled dangerous substance in a motor vehicle. Newnam was released.

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