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Franklin Park Man Accused Of Driving A Backhoe While Drinking Beer Faces 9th DWI Charge

SOUTH BRUNSWICK – A 56-year-old Franklin Park man named William Campbell was arrested for driving a backhoe drunk in South Brunswick Wednesday evening.

According to police reports, this was Campbell’s 9th DWI charge. He was allegedly driving a backhoe erratically through the township while drinking a beer.

According to Capt. James Ryan, Campbell was arrested Wednesday evening following an accident on Promenade Boulevard where he flipped his pick-up truck.

South Brunswick officers found Campbell five blocks away from the scene of the accident just after 6 p.m.

Police received multiple calls from residents about a bulldozer that was driving erratically in the area. Ryan stated that Campbell had allegedly parked the tractor and then started driving his pick-up truck.

Campbell was taken to a nearby hospital in Princeton for treatment of minor injuries. Luckily, no other vehicles were involved in the accident.

Campbell was charged Friday with driving while intoxicated, leaving the scene of an accident and driving with a suspended license. Earlier in December, Campbell was arrested on similar charges after he was pulled over by the police when he was driving a backhoe in town. According to police reports, Campbell was “swerving all over the road” and drinking a beer.

Authorities also stated that Campbell didn’t have a valid driver’s license at the time. He faced multiple charges including driving while intoxicated along with several other violations. That case is still pending.

According to authorities, Campbell has seven DWI convictions on his record dating back to 1980.

News Source: www.NJ.com

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