Byram man arrested for drunk driving with two children in vehicle
ROXBURY – It is reported that a Byram man was arrested for driving under the influence with two children in his vehicle. The incident took place on Main Street in Succasunna on Wednesday at about 2:43 p.m. when police was dispatched to St. Therese School on a welfare check of a male operating a blue 2005 Subaru.
Later, a vehicle matching the description and travelling west on Main Street was located by Roxbury Township Police Cpl. Tom Vanhouten, Patrolman Devin Kellar and Patrolman Eric Weaver. Police told that while attempting to stop the vehicle, they observed the vehicle fail to maintain lane and the operator fail to utilize his signals.
After stopping the vehicle, police found 55-year-old Raymond Lind with his 5-year-old daughter and his 8-year-old son in the vehicle. He belongs to Byram.
Police further added that Lind’s condition showed that he was intoxicated and he also failed several field sobriety tests. After his arrest, Lind was taken to the Roxbury Township Police Department where he failed a chemical breath test for alcohol. The results of the chemical test were not released.
Both the children were sent to their mother.
Lind is charged with driving while intoxicated, reckless driving, endangering the welfare of a child, obstruction, failure to maintain a lane and failure to use signals.
Lind was released on his own recognizance. The trial is pending a court date.