SPARTA, NJ – A Sparta woman was injured when she rolled her car near Stanhope Road and Hilltop Trail. On February 3 around 11:30 Officer Erick Finley went to the scene of the accident to find Margaret Sweeny, 36 was trapped in her black Honda CR-V that was on its side, police said.
The fire department and ambulance were called to the scene. The Jaws of Life had to be used to get Sweeny out of the car, police said.
She was taken by helicopter to Morristown Medical Center because of the severity of the crash and the possibility of head or internal injuries, police said.
Finley determined Sweeny had been drinking alcohol in her car just before she crashed, police said.
A witness told the officer he saw the accident in his rear view mirror. The witness said he saw the CR-V veer across to the wrong side of the road and back again before crashing, police said.
Sweeny was charged with driving while intoxicated, open container in a motor vehicle, reckless driving, failure to keep right, delaying traffic. Sweeny was treated and released from Morristown Medical Center and served with the paperwork on February 4. She was given a court date.