New Jersey: Mount Olive Township Police DWI arrests for June 23, 2017; Nicholas L. White arrested

Mount Olive Police, Mount Olive Township, New Jersey

Mount Olive Township Police DWI arrests for June 23, 2017 – Nicholas L. White arrested

MOUNT OLIVE, NEW JERSEY.  Mount Olive Township Police report the following incidents and arrests:

Richard Margolies didn’t call a taxi but instead took his party on the road

On June 18, 2017, at 5:29 pm, Officer Carletta responded to the parking lot of the Village Green Shopping Center for the report of a male sleeping in a vehicle. Officer Carletta located the vehicle, a 1998 Toyota, parked with the motor running, in the area of the Lighten Up Hair Salon.

Officer Carletta approached the vehicle and observed a male leaning on the steering wheel, asleep. Officer Carletta was able to rouse the male, who sat up and opened his window. The male was identified as Richard C. Margolies, 47, of Budd Lake, N. J.

As Officer Carletta spoke with Margolies, he noted that Margolies appeared to be impaired.

Margolies was asked to exit his vehicle to perform field sobriety tests. Margolies was subsequently placed under arrest and transported to police headquarters, where he submitted to chemical breath testing.  Margolies was charged with DWI, Reckless Driving, Failure to Exhibit Driver’s License, and Failure to Notify Change of Address. Margolies was released to a sober driver.

Five Mount Olive Township Officers Noted for DWI Enforcement by MADD

Officer Michael Carletta began his career with the Mount Olive Police Department in July 2013.

Mothers Against Drunk Driving in cooperation with the New Jersey Division of Highway Traffic Safety; hosted a statewide recognition ceremony on June 14, 2017. The annual ceremony, “Saving Lives by Preventing Crashes”, honors officers statewide for their proactive endeavors in enforcing the D.W.I. laws for the prior year. The Mount Olive Police Department is pleased to announce that five (5) Mount Olive Township Police Officers will be amongst those receiving such recognition. Those five officers are

Patrolmen William Galop, Andrew Spotts, Lonnie Elbaum, Mark Reynolds, and Michael Carletta. Chief Stephen Beecher said:

“Approximately 1/3 of all traffic fatalities are caused by impaired drivers and in those crashes, about ten thousand (10,000) people die annually. The Mount Olive Township Police arrested one hundred eleven (111) people in 2016 for impaired driving. The honored officers accounted for sixty-five (65) of those arrests. We are proud of our police department’s work to save lives and in particular the efforts of Officers Galop, Spotts, Elbaum, Reynolds, and Carletta. “

The White Way to Drive While DWI

On May 25, 2017, at 9:38 pm, Officer Carletta was on routine patrol when he observed a 2002 Ford make an improper left turn from Rt. 46 east onto Netcong Road. Officer Carletta initiated a motor vehicle stop of the Ford in the area of George’s Liquors. Officer Carletta made contact with the driver, who was identified as Nicholas L. White, 27, of Hamburg, N.Y. As Officer Carletta spoke to White he detected the odor of an alcoholic beverage, and White appeared to be impaired. White was asked to exit his vehicle to perform field sobriety testing.

White was subsequently placed under arrest and transported to police headquarters, where he submitted to chemical breath testing.

White was charged with DWI, Reckless Driving, Improper U-turn, Unlicensed Driver, and Cutting Across Private Property to Avoid a Traffic Signal. White was released to a sober driver pending a court hearing.

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