A 53-year-old Hopatcong woman was charged with DWI after a motor vehicle stop on Feb. 22, Hopatcong police said.
Lt. Thomas Kmetz said that Debra Dachniewicz was pulled over after crossing the double yellow lines on Dupont Avenue. Kmetz said Dachniewicz ignored the emergency lights and siren from a patrol car from 223 Dupont Avenue to 333 Dupont Avenue before stopping.
According to Kmetz, Dachniewicz failed the field sobriety tests and was arrested. After being arrested, Dachniewicz cursed at patrols throughout the processing, refused to submit to a breath test and told a family member while on her cell phone "I am ready to blow one of their heads off if I had a gun," Kmetz said.
After being charged with failure to keep right, DWI, refusal, reckless driving and failure to yield to emergency vehicle, Dachniewicz was released to a friend who signed the DWI liability waiver, Kmetz said.