NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - Police charged a driver with DWI after a making welfare check on the driver, who was in the car in a parking lot last week. Three motor vehicle stops resulted in charges for DWI, an active warrant, and possession of marijuana. 

Police gave the following accounts of the four incidents.

On July 27, Sergeant Donald Sretenovic charged Javier Perez-Argueta, 40, of West New York, after finding out there was an active warrant for him out of the Hudson County Sheriff’s Office, following a motor vehicle stop on Diamond Hill Road.  Perez-Argueta was turned over to the Hudson County Sheriff’s Department.   

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That same day, Corporal Chad Wilson charged Shannon Welch, 32, of New Providence, for Driving While Intoxicated.  The charges were filed after Corporal Wilson made a welfare check of a female in her vehicle in a parking lot on Gales Drive. Ms. Welch was issued summonses for Driving While Intoxicated and Careless Driving.  She was processed and released pending a future court appearance.

On Aug. 1, Corporal Andrew Diamond charged Ravikiran Yarlagadda, 44, of Ashburn, VA, for Driving While Intoxicated following a motor vehicle stop on South Street. Mr. Yarlagadda was issued summonses for Driving While Intoxicated, Failure to observe a Traffic Signal, Reckless Driving, Careless Driving and Failure to Signal a Turn.  Mr. Yarlagadda was processed and released pending a future court appearance. 

On Aug. 4, Patrolman David Rodriguez charged Christian Montes, 32, of Berkeley Heights, for Possession of Marijuana 50g or less and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, following a motor vehicle stop on Springfield Avenue. Mr. Montes was processed and released pending a future court appearance.