SPARTA, NJ – A Sparta man faces numerous charges including driving while intoxicated after speeding past a police car on Woodport Road. Jake Forshey drove past police officer Tom Snyder on January 8 around 2:50 a.m, according to police.
In his 2008 Charger, Forshey was going well above the 45 mph limit and did not stay in his lane, as Snyder pursued him. Additionally, the light about the license plate was not working, police report.
When Forshey was finally stopped on Woodport road, Snyder suspected Forshey was intoxicated. Snyder had Forshey get out of the car and perform field sobriety tests, police report.
Forshey was taking into custody and brought to the Sparta Police Department Headquarters for processing and breath testing. Forshey, however would not provide a sample of his breath. He was then charged with DWI, refusal to submit to breath testing, careless driving, reckless driving, maintenance of lamps, failure to maintain lane, speeding, failure to possess registration, failure to possess an insurance card.
Forshey was released to a sober adult several hours later, pending a court date.