SOUTH BRUNSWICK – A resident of South Brunswick reported a suspicious occupied silver Lexus on Shelly Road near Benson Road around 1:40 this morning, Aug. 12.
Officer Matthew Hagood arrived to find a 36-year-old male from Denver, Pennsylvania, in the driver’s seat of the running Lexus. The person appeared to be under influence of something and was only partially clothed, according to information provided by the South Brunswick Police Department.
The man was placed under arrest for possession of drug paraphernalia and driving while impaired. At police headquarters, Detective Tim Hoover, a trained drug recognition expert, conducted and examination and confirmed the suspect was impaired. He was processed, issued several summonses, and released to a family member, according to reports.
Chief Raymond Hayducka praised the resident for being alert to the running vehicle.
“This driver should never have been on the road. His actions jeopardized everyone, especially those in that residential neighborhood. He was in no condition to be behind the wheel and with the help of a local resident we were able to safely get him off the road. It was our partnership with the community that prevented a tragedy early this morning,” Hayducka said in the statement.