SPARTA, NJ – Before he could leave White Deer Plaza a Sparta man was taken into custody for driving while intoxicated.  Sparta Police Cpl. Joseph Antonello went to the plaza around 6 p.m. on August 8 after receiving a call about a drunk man leaving Krogh’s trying to drive his car, according to police.

Sparta Police Officer Lynott assisted as Zilvinas Bitinaitis, 53, was stopped and given field sobriety tests.  Bitinaitis was taken into custody and brought to Sparta Police Department headquarters.  He was given a breath test and processed, charged with DWI, police report.

Bitinaitis was released pending a court date.