SPARTA, NJ – A driver from Lake Hopatcong caught the attention of Sparta police when he nearly ran into a guardrail and rock wall, on November 10 around 6 p.m. Sparta Police Officer Scott Elig stopped a green Toyota Tacoma driven by Vernon Rolstad on Glen Road, police say.
When Elig spoke with the 52-year-old, the officer smelled alcohol in the car. Sparta Sgt. Fraser, Officer Favaro and Officer May all arrived to provide assistance as Rolstad was given a field sobriety test, police report.
Rolstad was taken into custody and brought to the Sparta police department headquarters for processing and breath testing. Rolstad was charged with failure to maintain a lane, careless driving and driving while intoxicated.
Rolstad was released to a sober adult with a court date.