FAIRFIELD, NJ — Following multiple 9-1-1 calls reporting a black Ford Explorer missing a front tire and traveling at an extremely high rate of speed on Big Piece Road, Fairfield Police Department arrested Vincent Miloscio, 25, of Fairfield, for driving under the influence on Sept. 25.

According to police, the Ford turned onto Briarwood Drive and became disabled at Old Country Road. As Fairfield Officer David Lagan was arriving, residents pointed out that the driver was attempting to flee the vehicle on foot.

Lagan yelled commands at the driver, police said, but he did not immediate comply. He eventually lay on the ground and was taken into custody.

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At this time, the Explorer was smoking to the point that the Fairfield Fire Department responded to make the vehicle safe. In speaking with Miloscio, police said he displayed signs and symptoms consistent with being under the influence, including having difficulty forming words, slightly slurred speech and an inability to focus on what had occurred and the questions being posed to him.

Miloscio was placed under arrest and transported to headquarters. His vehicle was impounded.

In addition to being charged with DUI, he was also charged with driving under the influence in a school zone, careless driving, reckless driving, leaving the scene of an accident, failure to maintain lane and failure to report an accident.