Hightstown Blotter: Driving While Intoxicated, Suspect Eats the Evidence

The following information was provided by the Hightstown Police Department.

Eating the Evidence

Charles Mason, 54, of Railroad Avenue, Hightstown, was charged with obstructing the administration of law and tampering with evidence at 9:50 p.m., Nov. 21.

Police officers were called the Meadow Drive area after receiving a report of suspected narcotic activity. After pulling over the suspected vehicle, Mason was seen chewing on something that turned his mouth green. The substance was later determined to be six Clonazepam pills and Mason was eating it to conceal and destroy the evidence, police said.

Mason was turned over to the Hightstown First Aid Squad and transported to a local hospital for evaluation.

Drunken Driving Charges for Wrightstown Man

Gregory Harrison, 31, of Wrightstown, was charged with driving while intoxicated, driving while intoxicated in a school zone, and improper parking following a traffic stop at 1:35 a.m., Nov. 22, on Center Street.

According to police, Harrison was in a car that was illegally parked. When approached, Harrison did not move the vehicle and police detected the odor of an alcoholic beverage.

After failing a field sobriety test, Harrison was taken into custody, police said. He was taken to police headquarters and submitted to breath samples, which resulted in a reading of 0.18% BAC, police said. Harrison was later released upon being sober.

Driving While Intoxicated in a School Zone

Charles Skurzynski Jr., 49, of Monroe, was charged with driving while intoxicated, driving while intoxicated in a school zone, reckless driving, and failure to maintain lane following a traffic stop at 6:08 p.m., Nov. 25 on Franklin Street, police said.

Police said they saw Skurzynski, who police said appeared to be disoriented enter into a vehicle and while driving, crossed over the double yellow line several times.  Upon stopping the driver, officers had Skurzynski perform field sobriety tests, which he failed, police said.  The subject was taken into custody and was found to be under the influence of prescription medication.  The subject was later released to a family member with pending court action. 

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