Crash and DWI charges


Make text smaller Make text larger





On Friday, Jan. 25, 2019, at approx. 8:38 p.m., the Hackettstown Police, Fire Department and Rescue Squad responded to the area of 31 North Main St., on a report of a rollover motor vehicle crash. When officers arrived on scene, they observed a silver Infiniti overturned in the front of 30 North Main St., and several people were around the vehicle attempting to extricate the driver.

The driver was finally extricated from the vehicle and spoke with the officers. While the officers were speaking with 25-year-old Phillip Kellam of Allamuchy Twp., NJ, they detected the odor of an alcoholic beverage. Police say he also became belligerent and cursed at the officer and medical staff. Police say that hrough an investigation it was determined that Phillip was travelling east on Route 46 in a 2004 Infiniti and drifted into the westbound lane. He swerved to correct back into the eastbound lane and lost control of his vehicle. According to police he then hit the curb, struck a utility pole and hit an embankment wall at 24 North Main St. He then proceeded to skid across the landscape at 26-28 North Main St and then struck an embankment at 30 North Main St causing the vehicle to overturn and collide with the front porch. Phillip refused medical treatment. Phillip was charged with driving while intoxicated, reckless driving and failure to maintain lane. Phillip was released pending a court appearance. Route 46 was closed between East Baldwin St and Roosevelt Ave for approximately 2 and a half hours. Assisting at the scene were; the Hackettstown Fire Police, Jersey Central Power and Light and Saint Clare’s Paramedics.



Make text smaller Make text larger

Comments

Pool Rules



MUST READ NEWS

Stella F. Bozik
Stella F. Bozik of Venice, FL, formerly of Vernon, N.J., passed away peacefully on Feb. 7, 2019 with her family at her side at the age of 94. Stella was born in Brooklyn N.Y., to...
Read more »
Image

Franklin native appointed new clinical director at hospice
Chelsea Choma has been appointed as Clinical Director at Karen Ann Quinlan Hospice.
In this...

Read more »
Image

VALENTINE'S DAY ROUNDUP
It's Valentine's Day already. Still need to buy a gift? Wondering to how find something that's perfect, or different? Here's a list of local and regional ideas for a...
Read more »
Image

Andover Twp starts CERT, needs volunteers
By Laurie Gordon
ANDOVER - On Feb. 8, 2019, the Andover Township Police Department announced the debut of a Community Emergency Response Team (CERT).
Police issued a...

Read more »
Image

VIDEOS



Subscribe to our mailing list

* indicates required
Community Newspapers



MOST READ

Local News
VALENTINE'S DAY ROUNDUP
  • Feb 14, 2019
Local News
Stone Soup and Other Stories
  • Feb 13, 2019

MOST COMMENTED



Find more about Weather in Andover, NJ