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Drunk Driver Arrested but No Shots Were Fired During GSP Incident in Irvington, State Police say

By rlsmetro on

Irvington Township residents living alongside the Garden State Parkway dialed 911 after hearing what they thought was shots fire on the highway Thursday evening. 

New Jersey State Police said at 7:32 pm, troopers responded to the report of an erratic driver and shots fired on the Garden State Parkway in the area of Irvington.

According to State Police officials, a 911 caller described the vehicle as it entered I-280 and troopers began to search the area.

Police say a short time later, they located and stopped the vehicle on Clifton Avenue in Newark. 

Ring door camera footage obtained by RLS Media on Clifton Avenue showed the vehicle driving in the area but was blocked by a large tanker truck. 


Clifton Avenue residents told RLS Media that the driver was ordered out of the pickup truck by police at gunpoint with officers in a shouting demand that the man "show his hands." 

According to NJ State Police, after securing the scene, Troopers determined the driver was under the influence. He was arrested for DWI, NJ State Police said. 

No shots were fired on the highway, according to NJ State Police officials.