Stories from the West Milford Police reports

West Milford. West Milford Police made five arrests for driving while intoxicated during July. Here are three of those stories.

04 Aug 2020 | 02:40

The following incidents were reported by the West Milford Police Department in its monthly activity report for July:

Driving while intoxicated

On Friday, July 11, at approximately 10:15 p.m., Officer Jenna Bednarovsky observed a black 2014 Dodge Durango fail to stop for a stop sign at the intersection of Lakeside Road and Greenwood Lake Turnpike.

Bednarovsky conducted a motor vehicle stop and made contact with the driver, Keya Mason, 43 of Ringwood. While speaking with Mason, police said Bednarovsky detected an odor of an alcoholic beverage and observed signs of intoxication.

Officer Kevin Canova arrived on scene to assist.

Police said Mason was placed under arrest for driving while intoxicated after failing standard field sobriety tests .

She was transported and processed. Mason was charged additionally with failure to obey a traffic signal and failure to give proper signal.

She was released to a friend pending initial appearance in West Milford Municipal Court.

Motor vehicle crash results in DWI charge

On July 16, 2020 at 3:24 PM West Milford Police Dispatch received a 911 call of a serious motor vehicle crash on Canistear Road.

Officers Jonathan Bregman and Jason Lowenfeld along with two officers from Vernon Police Department were dispatched to the scene.

At the scene, Bregman was approached by several witnesses who told police that the 2008 black Lexus RX involved in the crash was failing to maintain its lane and had been driving on the opposite side of the road.

Bregman made contact with the driver and sole occupant of the Lexus - John Bohn, 56, of Stockholm. Police said Bregman detected an overwhelming odor of an alcoholic beverage and signs of intoxication.

Meanwhile, Lowenfeld made contact with the other driver involved in the crash - David Scardelli, 61, of Highland Lakes, who was uninjured.

Police said Bregman was unable to conduct standard field sobriety tests on scene because of Bohn’s level of intoxication.

He was transported to Chilton Hospital.

He was subsequently charged with driving while intoxicated, reckless driving, failure to maintain lane, failure to produce registration and failure to keep right.

He was released to a family member pending initial appearance in West Milford Municipal Court.

Driving while intoxicated

At 1:07 in the morning on Wednesday, July 30, West Milford Police dispatch received a 911 call reporting a gold Subaru travelling on Greenwood Lake Turnpike unable to maintain its lane.

Officer Jordan Primavera was monitoring traffic in the area and saw a vehicle matching the description provided by the caller pass his location.

Primavera began to follow the vehicle making observations and shortly after observed a motor violation. He made contact with the driver and lone occupant - Richard Canton, 48, of Hewitt.

Police said Primavera detected a strong odor of an alcoholic beverage and observed signs of intoxication while speaking with Canton.

Officer James Fulton arrived on scene to assist.

Police said Canton was charged with driving while intoxicated after failing standard field sobriety tests. He was transported and processed. He was released to a friend pending initial appearance in West Milford Municipal Court.