SPARTA, NJ – Newton man was arrested on several charges after a hit and run automobile accident in the parking lot of Quik Check on Sparta Ave police report. 

On Sept 29 at 11:50 p.m. a woman called Sparta police to report a white van had backed into her car and then fled the scene.  She was able to give police a description of the van.

According to Sparta police, Police Officer Tom Snyder saw the vehicle on the Sparta Junction.  He stopped the 2007 Chevy work van.  When approaching the driver PO Snyder determined the driver, Robert T Oglesby was possibly under the influence of alcohol.  The 29 year-old Newton resident was given a series of Field Sobriety Tests which he failed, according to police.

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After being placed under arrest for DWI, while securing his vehicle the police found a small plastic baggie containing marijuana.  It was in plain view in the center console, according to police.

Oglesby was transported to Sparta Police Department Headquarters for processing and breath testing. 

Oglesby was charged with DWI, Leaving the Scene of an Accident, Failure to Report an Accident, Careless Driving, Controlled Dangerous Substance in a Motor Vehicle, Failure to Change Address and Cracked Windshield.  In addition, he was charged criminally with Possession of Under 50 Grams of Marijuana and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia. 

He was released several hours later to a sober adult pending a court date.

These criminal charges are mere accusations. Each defendant is presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.