45-year-old tractor-trailer driver faces DUI charge
John Garyovski, 45, a tractor-trailer driver faces a DUI charge after his rig overturned and the cab went up in flames Sunday night in Hunterdon County, according to the authorities.
New Jersey State Police said that John was driving around 11:05 p.m. along Route 173 west near mile post 6 in Bethlehem Township, N.J., when the tractor-trailer rolled over. The rig overturned on its passenger side and stopped on Brunswick Road, a service road near the highway. The accident brought down wires all over the road and a fire ignited in the engine compartment of the rig.
According to state police spokeswoman Trooper Alina Spies, troopers responding to the crash found Garyovski in the truck’s cab and they assisted in getting him out of the vehicle. After Garyovski was freed, the cab became fully burnt. Firefighters from the Pattenburg Volunteer Fire Company succeeded in extinguishing the flames while crews from several other companies in which Sewartysville and Washington are included were also present on the accident spot for help.
No emergency personnel sustained injuries in the accident.
Garyovski was taken to the Hunterdon Medical Center for treatment of his injuries as he sustained cuts and burns.
He was later charged with driving under the influence.
In New Jersey, drivers for commercial vehicles are charged with a BAC level of 0.04 percent.
Garyovski’s BAC level is not available yet.
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