Elizabeth driver charged with DWI

PARSIPPANY — While on patrol, Parsippany-Troy Hills Police Officer Garza observed a 2009 Nissan Murano traveling on Route 10 West with its four way flashers activated, on Saturday, June 15 at 1:00 a.m.

As he continued to observe the vehicle, he also noticed that the driver was failing to maintain its lane and crossed over the stripped lane markings.

A motor vehicle stop was conducted and contact was made with the driver, Mr. Freddy Barandica, 52, Elizabeth.

After a brief investigation, Mr. Barandica was placed under arrest for driving while intoxicated and transported to Parsippany-Troy Hills Police Headquarters for processing. He was charged with Driving While Intoxicated, Reckless Driving and Failure to Maintain Lane.

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

Editor’s Note: An arrest or the signing of a criminal complaint is merely an accusation.  Despite this accusation, the defendants are presumed innocent unless and until he or she has been proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt in a court of law.