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Hightstown Police Blotter: Drug Possession, DWI

Recent arrests made by Hightstown Borough Police.

The following information was provided by the Hightstown Borough Police Department; it does not indicate a conviction.

Driving While Intoxicated

Michael Keefe, 45, of Hamilton, was arrested on Mercer Street about 7:50 p.m. on Jan. 21 and charged with driving while intoxicated, driving while intoxicated in a school zone, driving while suspended, and reckless driving.

A license plate inquiry revealed that the registered owner of the vehicle had a suspended driver’s license. Upon stopping the vehicle and identifying the driver – Keefe – as the registered owner, an officer detected a strong odor of an alcoholic beverage.

Keefe was given field sobriety tests, which he failed, and was then taken into custody. Keefe submitted breath samples and was later released with court action pending.

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Drug Offense

Alexander Martinez, 18, of the Westerlea Arms apartments in Hightstown was arrested about 1:05 a.m. on Jan. 27 and charged with disorderly conduct, possession of marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia, resisting arrest, and underage possession of an alcoholic beverage.

While on patrol, officers observed an unknown male subject walking in the middle of the roadway on South Street carrying an open container of alcohol. Upon being stopped by the officers, that individual was identified as Martinez and was found to be intoxicated.

Martinez became belligerent and was advised that he was being arrested for disorderly conduct and underage possession of alcohol.

During the arrest, Martinez began to fight with officers and attempted to pull away to thwart being arrested. He was taken into custody and was subsequently found to possession a pipe with marijuana in it.

Martinez was transported to police headquarters and was later released to his parents with court action pending.

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