FAIRFIELD TWP. – 24-year-old Andrew Coursey of Fairfield was arrested and charged with operating a vehicle while under the influence on Saturday 25 October.
According to Deputy Chief of Police Anthony Manna, Coursey was interrogated at a traffic stop and was arrested. He was facing multiple charges including operating a vehicle while under the influence, possession of a controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia.
Coursey was stopped by Officer Jeffrey Dean when he was driving a 1998 Chevrolet on Route 46. He was stopped for alleged motor vehicle violations and according to the officer, he also showed signs of intoxication while he was being interrogated.
The officer issued him a number of field sobriety tests which he failed. Four roxycodone tablets were also found in his possession. Coursey was placed under arrest. A tubular item was also found in his possession and it is believed he used it to ingest a dangerous controlled substance.
Apart from DUI, Coursey faced a number of other charges including careless driving, possession of a controlled substance in his vehicle and failure to maintain a lane.
His initial appearance in Superior Court in Newark was scheduled for 5 November.
He was released from custody on his own recognizance.
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