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Sleeping Driver and Crash with Pole Lead to Two Arrests in Fairfield

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FAIRFIELD, NJ — In two individual incidents this week, Fairfield police arrested a 37-year-old Montville man and a 29-year-old South Plainfield man for possession of heroin and other heroin-related charges and driving under the influence (DUI), respectively.

At approximately 10:51 a.m. on Tuesday, Sgt. Paul Bowden was dispatched to the area of the North Jersey Gun Club on Horseneck Road on a report of a driver asleep in a vehicle that was partially in the roadway. Upon arrival, the officer observed a hypodermic syringe and several glassine envelopes that contained suspected heroin on his lap. Sgt. David Proctor arrived as back up.

According to police, the officers were able to awaken Rotter, who apparently became startled and was then placed under arrest. Further investigation led to the discovery of the suspected heroin and paraphernalia.

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In addition to the criminal complaints for possession of heroin, possession of hypodermic syringes and possession of drug paraphernalia, the man was also charged with a motor vehicle complaint of possessing a controlled dangerous substance in a motor vehicle. He was eventually released on his own recognizance.

Earlier in the week, at approximately 7:17 p.m. on Monday, officers Christopher Yoo and Sean McCormack were dispatched to a single-car motor vehicle crash near 198 Route 46 East.

Upon the arrival of the officers, police said that they observed significant damage to a 1996 Nissan with the driver displaying signs and symptoms consistent with being under the influence to include a strong odor of an alcoholic beverage coming from his breath, slurred speech, bloodshot and watery eyes and droopy eyelids.

According to police, field sobriety tests were administered based on the arriving officers’ observations. As a result, the man was placed under arrest and his vehicle impounded pursuant to New Jersey law.

He was transported to police headquarters, where breath testing was conducted. According to police, the man had a blood alcohol concentration level of more than twice the legal limit.

In addition to the DUI charge, he was also charged with careless driving, reckless driving and failing to maintain a lane. He was released on his own recognizance pending an initial appearance in the Fairfield Municipal Court.

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