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21-Year-Old Newton Man Faces DWI And Other Charges After Driving On Sidewalk

NEWTON – 21-year-old Luke Brenniser of Newton faced multiple charges after he drove his car onto a sidewalk early Friday morning.

The incident took place at around 1:50 am when three patrol officers responded to an accident report on Pine Street. An investigation revealed that Brenniser was driving his Acura TL while under the influence which veered off the road. Officers Daniel Finkle, Thomas Tosti and Mahir Kaylani responded to the scene.

Newton Police Lt. Robert Osborn reported that when his vehicle veered off the road, Brenniser drove on the sidewalk for approximately 100 feet. His vehicle sideswiped a tree, hit the street sign for Pine Street and Mason Avenue before it finally came to a rest against a nearby utility pole.

Brenniser sustained head and neck injuries and was taken to Newton Medical Center by the Newton First Aid Squad for treatment.

He was later charged with DWI, reckless driving, improper driving on a sidewalk and failure to exhibit a valid insurance card.

His vehicle was towed from the scene as it sustained significant damage.

Brenniser is scheduled to appear in Newton Municipal Court on Tuesday, 26 May.

News Source: www.NJ.com



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