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Sheriff’s officers arrest Andover man for DWI

  • Posted: October 20, 2014
  • Arrested: Christopher J. Carey, age 60, of Andover, NJ.

On Thursday, October 16, 2014, while assigned to fugitive apprehension duties, sheriff’s officers Johnny Swords and Joseph Cahill observed a red colored Dodge Ram pickup truck failing to maintain its lane and driving in excess of the posted speed limit while traveling along state highway 206 in Andover Borough.

Officers Swords and Cahill pulled the vehicle over and approached to speak with the driver, Christopher Carey. Upon speaking with Carey, Officer Swords detected the odor of alcohol coming from him and, after observing Carey attempt to perform several roadside sobriety tests, Officer Swords determined him to be intoxicated. Carey was subsequently arrested and transported to the Sussex County Sheriff’s Office for breath sample analysis and processing.

Upon arrival at the Sussex County Sheriff’s Office, Carey repeatedly refused to submit to breath testing.

Christopher J. Carey was charged with the following offenses: speeding, failure to maintain lane, failure to wear seat belt, reckless driving, refusal to submit to breath testing and driving while intoxicated.

He was issued summonses for the above offenses, given a future court date to appear in the Joint Municipal Court of Green, Fredon, Hampton and Andover Borough, and subsequently released.

Sheriff’s Sergeant John Gray assisted in the arrest.

A charge is an accusation and all defendants are presumed innocent until or unless proven guilty. If you have any questions regarding anything published herein, please contact the Public Information Office at 973.579.0865, ext. 2010.


Sheriff Michael Strada