Long Hill woman charged with underage DUI in Warren

Submitted by New Jersey DUI Lawyer, Jeffrey Hark
Warren Township Police Department

WARREN TWP. – A 19-year-old Long Hill resident was charged with underage driving under the influence and leaving the scene of an accident, among other charges, in the early morning hours of Saturday, Jan. 28.

Warren Township Police said following a motor vehicle accident at about 3:29 a.m. on Reinman Road at Fairfield Avenue, Lauren Duffy, 19, was arrested and charged with driving under the influence. She was transported to Somerset Medical Center by the Warren Township Rescue Squad for minor injuries.

Duffy was issued summonses for driving under the influence, underage driving under the influence, careless driving, reckless driving, leaving the scene of an accident, failure to report an accident, driving without a fastened seat belt and careless driving causing property damage.

JCP&L responded to replace a damaged utility pole.

In Other Police News:   

• Police and EMS responded to a multi-vehicle accident with injuries at about 4:44 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 3 on Liberty Corner Road near Westgate Drive. Police said a school bus driven by Margaret T. Philephs, 48, of Somerville, rear-ended a vehicle driven by Alan F. McKay Jr., 44, of Martinsville, sending McKay’s car into a vehicle driven by Christopher Lawrence, 47, of Warren, and Lawrence’s car into a vehicle driven by Daniel Escobar, 23, of Wharton. McKay was transported to Morristown Memorial Hospital by Liberty Corner EMS. No other injuries were reported. McKay’s car was towed from the scene and Philephs was issued a summons for careless driving.

• Police responded to multiple motor vehicle burglaries on Mountain Boulevard at about 10:43 a.m. on Saturday, Feb. 4. Police said the actor(s) forced entry into six vehicles and removed a woman’s purse from each vehicle. The proceeds included various credit cards, more than $500 in cash and a cell phone. The scene was processed and an investigation is ongoing.

• Police responded to a residential burglary at about 7:17 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 4 on Morning Glory Road. The incident occurred sometime between 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. Police said the unknown actor or actors forced open a front window and took an unknown amount of cash and jewelry. The scene was processed and an investigation is ongoing.

• Police responded to a hit-and-run at about 7:47 a.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 31 on Ferguson Road near Dock Watch Hollow Road. Police said the incident is believed to have occurred sometime overnight. No injuries were reported. Police said following an on-scene investigation, Paul P. Epifan, 30, of Basking Ridge, was located. Police said Epifan lost control of the vehicle, left the roadway, hit a fence and left the scene. The on-call tow removed the vehicle from the scene. Epifan was issued multiple summonses.

• Police responded to a motor vehicle accident at about 6:12 p.m. on Monday, Jan. 30 on Mount Bethel Road near Mountain Boulevard. No injuries were reported. Police said a vehicle driven by Michael J. McCarthy Jr., 34, of Hillsborough, rear-ended a vehicle driven by Elizabeth A. Bezares, 38, of South Bound Brook, while traveling south on Mt. Bethel. McCarthy was issued a summons for delaying traffic.

• A Sneider Road resident reported an incident of identity theft at about 5:12 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 31. Police said the victim stated an unknown actor used her social security number to open numerous credit cards. No financial loss was reported.

• Police responded to a single-vehicle accident at about 11:02 a.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 31  on Heritage Drive. No injuries were reported. Police said a vehicle driven by Marian D. Broger, 47, of Warren, slid on the snow and struck a utility pole. No summonses were issues, and there was no damage to the pole. The vehicle was towed from the scene.

• Police responded to a motor vehicle accident at about 8:02 a.m. on Thursday, Feb. 2 on Mt. Bethel Road. Police said a vehicle driven by Jamie Margolies, 34, of Warren, rear-ended a vehicle driven by Morcos Ragheb-Tardros, 46, of Jackson. Emergency services responded to Margolies, who declined transport. Margolies was issued a summons for careless driving, and Ragheb-Tardros was issued a summons for driving without a valid drivers license.

• Police responded to a single vehicle accident at about 4:21 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 3 on Stirling Road south of Stiles Road. No injuries were reported. Police said Jose Ramos-Aguilar, 22, of Plainfield, lost control of his vehicle and struck a guard rail. Ramos-Aguilar was issued summonses for driving without a valid license and careless driving. His car was towed from the scene.

• Following a motor vehicle stop at about 1:40 a.m. on Saturday, Feb. 8 on Route 78, police reported the arrest of Kyrell J. Carey, 22, of Bethlehem, Pa. Police said Carey was charged with possession of less than 50 grams of marijuana. He was transported to police headquarters, process, and released pending a court appearance.

• A Round Top Road resident reported a motor vehicle burglary at about 1:03 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 5. The incident occurred between Sunday, Jan. 29 and Saturday, Feb. 4. Police said the unknown actor or actors pried open the driver’s side door and removed roughly $200 to $300 in cash.

• Melvin A. Thomas-Horne, 38, of Plainfield was charged with driving under the influence and possession of less than 50 grams of marijuana after a motor vehicle stop at about 11:17 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 15 on Hillcrest Road. Thomas-Horne was transported to police headquarters and processed. He was issued multiple motor vehicle summonses and released to a family member with a Feb. 14 court date. His car was towed from the scene.

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