SPARTA, NJ - A Jefferson man faces multiple charges after crashing his car into a telephone pole. Sparta police officers were called to the scene of the one car accident at 397 Main Street at 2:45 p.m. on August 18.
They found Chase Wainstein, 21 of Jefferson, still in his car a 2013 Toyota Camry. Cpl. Scott Elig spoke with Wainstein after he got out of his car and suspected he may be under the influence of alcohol and drugs, according to police.
Wainstein was taken by Sparta Ambulance Squad to Newton Medical Center to be treated for lacerations to his legs. Wainstein and his car were searched before he was taken to the hospital. Elig found a "plastic baggie in his pocket containing various drugs," according to police.
At Newton Medical Center police got a warrant for a blood test police report.
Wainstein was charged with possession of two strips of LSD, possession of a prescription legend drug without a valid prescription. He was also charged with driving while intoxicated, reckless driving, failure to maintain lane, possession of controlled dangerous substance in a motor vehicle and failure to notify change of address, police report.
After being released from the hospital Wainstein reported to Sparta Police Department Headquarters to be processed and charged. He was released pending a court date.
Sgt. Keith Hannam, Cpl. Mark Mastandrea and Police Officer Arlene Lippencott all assisted with the investigation. JCP&L reported a power outage in the area due to the downed pole.