(Mount Olive, N.J. Feb. 7, 2012) — According to police, while on patrol on Feb. 4, 2012, Mount Olive Township New Jersey Officer Anthony Gardner conducted a motor vehicle stop of a 2008 Scion for failing to maintain a lane of travel. While speaking with the driver, identified as Alexandra Pensabene, it appeared that she was impaired due to drug use. Police report that field sobriety tests were conducted at which time Ms. Pensabene was arrested. During the motor vehicle stop Officer Gardner also observed and collected (2) burnt marijuana cigarettes, a small glass pipe with burn marijuana residue, and a small plastic “dime bag” which contained suspected marijuana. Pensabene was transported to police headquarters where she was charged with driving while under the influence, possession of marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia, possession of CDS in a motor vehicle, use of marijuana, and use of a prescription legend drug. She was released to a sober driver pending a court appearance.
Police report that on Feb. 5, 2012 at 1:44 am Officer Gardner observed a 1996 Audi traveling on Route 206 north in Flanders, N.J., that was failing to maintain a single lane of travel. A motor vehicle stop was conducted at which time the driver was identified as Dean Mancinelli. While speaking with Mancinelli, it appeared that he was impaired due to alcohol consumption. Field sobriety tests were conducted at which time Mancinelli was arrested and transported to police headquarters where he submitted to a chemical breath test. Police say that Mancinelli was charged with driving while intoxicated, reckless driving, failing to maintain a lane, and failure to stop at a stop sign. He was released to a sober driver pending a court appearance.