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Drunk Driver Plows Through First Floor Of Office Building In Fairfield

FAIRFIELD – 52-year-old James Feeny of Hackettstown was arrested early Saturday morning after he allegedly drove a car through the first floor of an office building in Fairfield while driving drunk.

According to the authorities, Feeny was driving a 2013 black Ford and smashed it into a building entrance. Fairfield Police Department Chief Anthony G. Manna stated that the building was located in the 600 block of Route 46. Details of the incident were released in a statement.

According to a security guard, who worked at an adjacent Crowne Plaza hotel, the car continued to move through the building’s first floor hallway, until it smashed through the entrance doors on the opposite side.

Township police was alerted to the crash at approximately 2:30 a.m. They spotted the vehicle that fit the guard’s description, after it was fleeing the scene westbound on Route 46.

When the police detained the car, they observed that it showed signs of damage. The car was also covered in glass. Feeny was found in the driver’s seat and allegedly showed signs consistent of being under the influence of alcohol.

He was issued a field sobriety test at the scene which he allegedly failed. The tests indicated that Feeny’s blood alcohol level was nearly twice the legal limit.

Upon questioning, Feeny allegedly denied knowledge of driving through the building.

He was placed under arrest for various charges including driving while intoxicated, and several motor vehicle-related offenses.

News Source: www.NJ.com

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