Driving While Intoxicated, Refusal to Submit to a Breath Test, Opened Container, and Improper Turning

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On Tuesday, November 24, at approximately 4:35 pm, Officer Rafaella Vastola stopped a 2008 Ford 250 operated by Virginijus Garska, age 51, of Hamilton, on Route 31 near Regional Road for making an illegal turn. During the stop, Ptl. Vastola detected the odor of an alcoholic beverage on Mr. Garska’s breath and soon determined that he was intoxicated. In addition, an opened container of an alcoholic beverage was observed inside of the vehicle. Ptl. Vastola arrested Mr. Garska and transported him to police headquarters where he refused to provide samples of his breath for chemical testing to determine the content of alcohol in his blood. Ptl. Vastola charged Mr. Garska with Driving While Intoxicated, Refusal to Submit to a Breath Test, Opened Container, and Improper Turning. He was then transported to the Hunterdon Medical Center for evaluation and his vehicle was towed and impounded.

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