Man Drunk When Car Hit Tree, Overturned, Cops Say
Witnesses told police man was driving erratically before Tuesday crash on Tempe Wick Road.
The driver of the Honda that overturned on Tempe Wick Road Tuesday morning was charged with driving under the influence, Mendham Township Police said.
Paul Delaney, 48, of Summit, was charged with driving under the influence after the vehicle he was driving struck and tree and landed on its side Tuesday morning at about 8:30 a.m., police said.
When first responders arrived at the scene, Delaney was still entrapped in the vehicle, police said.
According to police, Mendham Township First Aid Squad, Brookside Engine Co. No. 1, Mendham Borough Fire Department’s Rescue Truck, New Vernon Fire Co.’s Rescue Truck and paramedics from Morristown Medical Center responded.
Delaney was extricated from the vehicle within non-life threatening injuries, police said.
Based on eyewitnesses' statements, Delaney had been driving erratically on Tempe Wick prior to the accident, police said.
According to police, Delaney was interviewed at Morristown Medical Center and after providing a blood sample was charged with driving under the influence.
Police said Tempe Wick Road was closed for approximately two-and-a-half hours for the extraction and accident investigation. U.S. Federal Park Rangers assisted on the scene along with the Morris County Sherriff’s Office, police said.