Driving Under The Influence of Drugs


On Tuesday, October 4, at approximately 12:35 pm, an officer stopped a 2001 Ford SUV operated by Lenore Leonessa, age 21, of High Bridge, on Route 31 for failing to signal and for having a brake light out. During the stop, Ms. Leonessa appeared to be under the influence of a controlled dangerous substance. Following sobriety testing, Ms. Leonessa was arrested and transported to police headquarters where she was evaluated by a drug recognition evaluator. Ms. Leonessa was charged with Being Under the Influence of a Controlled Dangerous Substance, Driving While Intoxicated, Failure to Signal, Discarding Debris From a Vehicle, and Maintenance of Lamps. She was released to the custody of a responsible adult.