SPARTA, NJ – Police Officer Dan Elig was traveling on East Shore Trail, on routine patrol when he came upon a vehicle stopped in the middle of the road. The car was blocking the road.
Elig turned around to see if the driver needed assistance. Instead, the driver attempted to back her car into a driveway. In doing so, the driver went across the grass and nearly struck another vehicle.
PO Elig approached the driver, 62-year-old Mary M Rojas from Sparta. PO Elig determined Rojas was possibly intoxicated.
Rojas failed the Field Sobriety tests and was arrested for DWI. She was transported to Sparta Police Headquarters where she was processed and breath tested.
Rojas was charged with DWI, Delaying Traffic-Likely to Cause an Accident and Careless Driving. She was released several hours later to a sober adult pending a court date.