PARSIPPANY — Parsippany-Troy Hills Patrol Officer S. Kurza and J. Seeger were travelling East on Route 46 near Lackawanna Avenue on Wednesday, August 15 at 12:21 a.m.when they observed a 2013 Mazda CX-9 travelling Westbound in the Eastbound lanes heading towards them.
They immediately activated their emergency lights and the vehicle crossed onto the grass median, continued driving on the median, and eventually crossed back into the Westbound lanes.
The officers caught up to the vehicle and observed it swerving and failing to maintain its lane. As the vehicle pulled to the shoulder it struck the curb, and then abruptly jerked to a stop, due to the driver placing the vehicle into park while it was still in motion.
Officers made contact with the driver, Kenneth Piper, 54, Chadds Ford, PA.
After a brief investigation he was placed under arrest for driving while intoxicated.
He was transported to police headquarters for processing and charged with Driving While Intoxicated; Reckless Driving; Failure to Keep Right and Failure to Maintain Lane.
He was released on his own recognizance pending his court date.
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