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Drunken Motorist Drove Recklessly, Wouldn’t Pull Over, Police Say

Hopatcong woman drove up Dupont Avenue without stopping for police.

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.

BeachBum February 25, 2013 at 05:08 PM
STATE PARK February 28, 2013 at 02:16 PM
Wow she went from 223 to 333 dupont being it is the odd side of the street she went 60 houses. Doing the math each property in Hopatcong is 40 feet that's means it took her a hole 2,400 feet to stop. That don't sound like she was trying to get away. Maybe the car was unmarked? and the women did not know who they really where? Maybe she was waiting for a place to pull over that would not block the road. But 2.400 feet come on now next time someone tries to pull you over in Hopatcong jam on your brakes and let the police car hit you then you can say you stopped as told.
STATE PARK February 28, 2013 at 04:50 PM
funny how they never post your reply when it comes to the police
Police Corruption In "Hopatcong" March 02, 2013 at 10:07 PM
Why are comments about the Police(HPD) taken down? Alot of people in Hopatcong seem to have a problem with the Hpd and their heavy handed approach to Policing Hopatcong!


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