SPARTA, NJ – A Sparta man is facing a number of charges related to a Driving While Intoxicated accident. When Sparta Police Officer Steve Guido arrived at the scene of a one-car accident around 12:45 a.m. on June 4, he found the driver had left the scene, according to police.
A second Sparta Police Officer arrived and found the driver Carl Danielson in the woods near to the scene of the accident. He brought the 46-year-old back to the scene of the accident, police report.
Danielson’s 2014 Cadillac had struck the utility pole and an embankment, causing “heavy front end damage,” according to police. Danielson, however was uninjured. Danielson was giving a series of sobriety tests and then taken into custody, police say.
After being transported to Sparta Police Department headquarters Danielson refused to do a breath test. He was charged with DWI, refusal, failure to report an accident, failure to maintain lane, careless driving and failure to possess insurance card.
Danielson was released to a sober adult pending a court date.