Driver on cell phone crashes into pole

Mr. Matthew McGovern was charged with careless driving


PARSIPPANY — Mr. Matthew McGovern, 38, Mountain Lakes was traveling north on Route 287 and exited onto Intervale Road (Exit 43) continued up the ramp and was attempting to make a left turn and when he crashed into the utility pole across from the ramp exit ramp. The driver admitted being on his cell phone at the time of the accident.

McGovern was driving a 2013 Volkswagen Passat was towed from the scene by Eagle Towing. This accident occurred on Sunday, November 29, at approximately 1:00 p.m.

Mr. McGovern was charged with Careless Driving (39:4-97) by Parsippany-Troy Hills Officer Pasquale Parisi.