52-Year-Old New Jersey Man Faces DWI Charge After Blauvelt Crash
BLAUVELT – 52-year-old Gerard Tonner of Dumont, New Jersey, has been charged with driving drunk with a suspended license. According to Orangetown police, his car overturned into a ditch while traveling along Route 303.
Tonner was arrested after officers responded to an accident and found his car off the road at 4:04 a.m. Friday. Tonner is scheduled to appear for a Court hearing in Orangetown Justice Court on 25 January.
Tonner suffered minor injuries in the incident. Police carried a computer check which showed that his license was suspended. The officers at the scene also noticed that he had an odor of alcohol on his breath. He showed other signs of intoxication as well including glassy eyes and slurred speech.
He was taken to Nyack Hospital to determine his blood-alcohol level. However, he declined to take a chemical test.
Tonner faced multiple charges including a felony count of first-degree aggravated unlicensed operation and misdemeanor driving while intoxicated. He was later released pending a court appearance scheduled for 25 January.