New Jersey: drunk driver nearly made a landing in river, went wheels up to jail on DUI charge

Incident/Event: Motor Vehicle Crash, Driving While Intoxicated – Arrest

Date: March 18 th at 9:50 PM
Location: River Road, Flanders
Investigated by: Officer Thomas Cuff
Involved: (A) Donald Lanterman Jr, Flanders NJ, 41, M
New Jersey (March 21, 2011) — Mount Olive Police responded to a 911 call of a motor vehicle crash which involved an overturned vehicle. Upon patrol arrival they located a single vehicle crash where a 2001 Dodge pickup came to final rest upon the passenger side of the vehicle on the embankment of the river.
Patrol determined that Mr. Donald Lanterman Jr. 41, of Flanders, NJ, was the driver of the vehicle at the time of the crash.
Police say that Mr. Lanterman was not injured but exhibited signs of impairment due to alcohol consumption at which time he completed field sobriety tests.
Mr. Lanterman was arrested and transported to police headquarters where he submitted to a chemical breath test and was charged with driving while intoxicated, reckless driving, and failure to maintain a lane. He was released from police custody to a sober driver and has a pending court appearance.

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