A Kinnelon man was arrested on DWI and drug charges after he crashed his car on Brush Hill Road Tuesday, according to police. Lt. John Schwartz said officers found suspected synthetic cathinones, also known as bath salts, in his car.
Kenneth Waldrop, 19, was charged with underage consumption of alcohol, possession of controlled dangerous substances and issued several motor vehicle summonses, including for DWI.
Schwartz said Kinnelon Police Sgt. Joseph Napoletano responded to the scene where a motor vehicle crash was reported on Brush Hill Road around 8:45 a.m. He saw a 2002 Lincoln four-door that was partially off the roadway with heavy front end damage and Waldrop standing next to the car.
Waldrop told Napoletano that he had lost control of his vehicle while attempting to make the turn and that he was driving fast, Schwartz said. Napoletano smelled alcohol on Waldrop's breath and Schwartz said Waldrop admitted to drinking, although he refused to perform field sobriety tests.
While looking for Waldrop's paperwork, Schwartz said Napoletano found the suspected synthetic cathinones on the floor.
Waldrop was arrested and transported to the police station. He was released with a date to appear in court.
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