PARSIPPANY — Parsippany-Troy Hills Police Patrol Officer Jeffrey Williams was observing traffic on Route 10 West when he observed a 2012 BMW 7 Series speeding and conducted a motor vehicle stop at 11:56 p.m. on Thursday, September 21.
As the vehicle was pulling over, it struck the curb on the right side of the roadway and then came to a stop in a lane of travel.
Officer Williams advised the driver over his PA system to move the vehicle into the parking lot of Zinburger Wine and Burger Bar which was close by.
When Officer Williams made contact with the driver, Joseph Manning, 57, Madison, he detected the odor of an alcoholic beverage on his breath.
After a brief investigation, he was placed under arrested for driving while intoxicated and transported to police headquarters for processing. While there, he was charged with Driving While Intoxicated; Reckless Driving; Careless Driving and Unclear Plates.
He was released on his own recognizance pending his court date.
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