PARSIPPANY The Parsippany Police Department’s Communication Center received a 911 call reporting that a blue Subaru Outback was swerving all over the roadway, on Monday, January 22 at 7:46 p.m.
Responding officers located the vehicle in the parking lot of the Holiday Inn, 707 Route 46, and made contact with the driver, Shaffi Varghese, 52, Parsippany.
While speaking to Mr. Varghese, officers observed an empty vodka bottle on the passenger front seat and noted the odor of an alcoholic beverage emanating from his breath. After a brief investigation he was placed under arrest for driving while intoxicated. He was processed and charged with Driving While Intoxicated; Consumption of an Alcoholic Beverage in a Motor Vehicle; Possession of an Open Container in a Passenger Vehicle; Revocation for Refusal to Submit to a Breath Test; Failure to Consent to taking of Samples of Breath; and Reckless Driving.
He was released on his own recognizance pending his court date.
Editors Note: A charge is merely an accusation. Despite this accusation, the defendant is presumed innocent until he or she is proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt in a court of law.