Driver charged with DWI

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PARSIPPANY — Parsippany-Troy Hills Police Officers responded to the parking lot of Harbor Freight, 745 Route 46, for a reported vehicle that appeared to have been involved in a crash. This incident occurred on Friday, September 7 at 11:31 p.m.

Upon arrival of Patrol Officer S. Kurza, he observed a 2007 Dodge Durango in the parking lot with heavy front and side damage, both passenger side tires missing, and debris lodged throughout the undercarriage of the vehicle. He then spoke to Andrew Butz, 52, East Hanover.

He advised the officer that he had pulled into the parking lot due to car trouble.
After a brief investigation Mr. Butz was placed under arrest for driving while intoxicated and transported to police headquarters. While there he was charged with Driving While Intoxicated; Reckless Driving; Failure to Observe Traffic Lanes; Improper Use of Divided Highway and Wrong Way on a One Way Street.

He was released on his own recognizance pending his court date.

Editors Note: A criminal complaint 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.