Drunk Driver Crashed, Tracked Down By Motorist, Cops Say
Morristown man allegedly involved in accidents on I-78 before being stopped in Chatham.
A Morristown man believed to be involved in two accidents on Interstate 78 was arrested for drunk driving Wednesday, Chatham Borough Police said.
Christopher Grandados, 25, was charged with driving while intoxicated, driving with a suspended license, being under the influence of a controlled dangerous substance and reckless driving.
Police also determined Granados "was involved in at least two motor vehicle accidents" on I-78 before he entered Chatham, according to a statement released by Kevin O'Shea, of the Chatham Borough Police Department.
A motorist approached Patrolman Andrew Chase and informed the officer he was following a black Hyundai involved in one of the two accidents and whose driver appeared to be intoxicated, the report said. The motorist said he saw the driver pull into the Chatham Exxon on Main Street, the report said.
Chase approached the Exxon and saw a black Hyundai leave the gas station and pull into another Main Street business, the report said. He stopped the car and spoke with Granados, who appeared to be under the influence of narcotics, the report said.
Granados was processed and turned over to the Morris Township Police on an outstanding $500 warrant. New Jersey State Police also issued Granados motor vehicle summonses in reference to the two accidents on Route 78.