Friday, February 5, 2010

Hitting liquor truck

Bernards man charged with drunken driving after hitting liquor truck outside wine

LONG HILL - A Basking Ridge man was arrested for DWI after hitting a liquor truck outside a Stirling wine store, police said today.

Robert J. Kiesel, 50, was charged with DWI by Bernards Township police.

The accident took place around 1:30 p.m. Jan. 29 outside Stirling Fine Wines on Valley Road. Kiesel allegedly crashed his blue Ford sport utility vehicle into a parked truck owned by Vintage Spirits of Bristol, Pa. and then left the parking lot, Long Hill Police Chief Dan Hedden said.

The truck driver followed Kiesel to Sycamore Court in Basking Ridge and pointed Kiesel out to Bernards police, Bernards Detective Lt. Edward Reese said.

Police approached Kiesel and asked him why he left the accident. Kiesel said that he didn’t know.

Police subsequently performed field sobriety tests, which Kiesel failed. He was arrested and charged with DWI. Long Hill police also charged him with motor vehicle offenses for leaving the scene of an accident and failure to report an accident.

The most surprising thing about this whole thing? How come it doesn't happen more often? I mean people always run out of booze at their house. So they are always driving to get more.

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