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Hightstown Police Blotter: Three DWI Arrests

The following arrest information was supplied by the police department of Hightstown Borough. It does not indicate a conviction.

Hightstown Police reported three drunken driving arrests this week.

Man Charged With DWI After Allegedly Speeding

Emar Mitchell, 35, of Peekskill, N.Y., was charged June 18 with driving while intoxicated, DWI in a school zone, reckless driving, careless driving, driving while suspended, speeding and improper passing.

Hightstown Police said they stopped him at 2:03 a.m. on Route 130 after seeing him speeding on Franklin Street. Police said they smelled alcohol and administered field sobriety tests, which Mitchell failed, and that they measured his blood-alcohol level at 0.10 percent. He was released to a family member.

Man Charged With DWI, and Passenger Faces Contempt Charge

Ruben Diaz, 68, of Manalapan, was charged June 17 with driving while intoxicated, DWI in a school zone, reckless driving, open container of alcohol in a vehicle and consumption of alcohol in a vehicle.

Hightstown Police said they stopped him at 6 p.m. on Mercer Street for a “suspicious vehicle investigation,” smelled alcohol and administered field sobriety tests that Diaz failed. Police said his blood-alcohol level was measured at 0.14 percent, and Diaz was released to a family member.

Diaz’s passenger, 39-year-old Alan Ladd, also of Manalapan, was charged with contempt of court due to a $3,452 warrant for failing to pay child support, police said. He was turned over to the Monmouth County Sheriff’s Department in lieu of bail.

Police: Drunk Driver Refused Breath Test

Eugene Janowski, 36, of Madison Drive, East Windsor, was charged June 16 with driving while intoxicated, refusal to submit breath samples, suspended license, reckless driving, careless driving and speeding.

Hightstown Police said they stopped him at 8:11 p.m. on Franklin Street for driving 49 mph in a 25-mph zone. Police said they smelled alcohol and administered field sobriety tests, which Janowski failed, and that he refused to provide breath samples. He was released to a family member.

For questions about this police blotter, e-mail geoffrey.wertime@patch.com.

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