SPARTA, NJ- A Parsippany man ended up with more trouble than a damaged car after he hit a telephone pole.  On September 23 around 9:30 p.m. Officer Arlene Lippencott was patrolling on Route 181 when she saw a black Ford was off the road, with the driver trying to start the car, police said.

Lippencott suspected the driver James Duva, 54 was drunk.  The officer had Duva perform field sobriety tests, police said.

He was then taken into custody and brought to Sparta Police Department Headquarters.  His car was towed from the woods and impounded, police said.

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Duva already had a suspended driver’s license from a previous DWI.  He also had outstanding warrants from Parsippany and Sparta.

After being breath tested, Duva was charged with DWI, driving while suspended, careless driving, unlicensed driving and a chard for operating his vehicle with a suspended license from a prior DWI. 

Duva was given new court dates for the warrants and one for the new charge.  He complained his shoulder hurt from the accident and was brought to Newton Medical Center, where he was released to his son.