Authorities in Fairfield Township, New Jersey, are advising residents to stay calm, because the town is not home to the world’s first flying truck.
It was, however, briefly privy to the spectacle of an airborne 2001 Ford pickup, driven by one Jose Baez-Nunez, 28, of Paterson.
On Saturday, April 29, in the early overnight hours, Fairfield police responded to reports of a single vehicle crash on Route 46 West near Madison Road.
They found evidence that the truck, presumably traveling at a high rate of speed, became airborne, left the roadway, and landed on the lawn of Bell Environmental at 155 Route 46 West.
Baez-Nunez is said to have exhibited classic signs of intoxication, including slurred speech, bloodshot eyes, and a strong odor of alcohol on his breath.
He was arrested and transported to headquarters for breath testing, which he reportedly refused.
He’s been charged with DWI, refusal, DWI in a school zone, reckless driving, and careless driving, and was eventually released on his own recognizance.
The truck, which seems not to have technically defied the laws of physics, was impounded.
DWI can certainly be exciting, but not in the way you’re hoping for.
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