East Windsor Township resident found with machete in car

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A 38-year-old East Windsor Township resident was charged with possession of a weapon – a machete – for an unlawful purpose following a traffic stop Feb. 4, according to the East Windsor Police Department.

A police officer stopped the vehicle after he observed it weaving on Dutch Neck Road at 11:10 p.m. During a search of the vehicle, the officer found a machete in the driver’s door.

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In addition to the weapons offense, the driver was charged with driving under the influence, reckless driving, careless driving, failure to maintain lane and refusal to submit to a breath test, police said.

The driver was processed and released.

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