The Fairfield Police Department announces the arrest of Stephen Nemec, 46, of Madison, for driving under the influence last night.
According to authorities, at approximately 6:57 p.m., the Fairfield police, fire department, and West Essex First Aid Squad responded to a motor vehicle crash near 460 Horseneck Road involving a 1995 red Chevrolet Tahoe that was on its side with the driver trapped inside.
Officials say emergency responders extricate the driver, later identified as Nemec, from the vehicle. While first responders treated Nemec, Officer Sean McCormack allegedly noticed Nemec had bloodshot and watery eyes, droopy eyelids and a strong odor of alcohol emanating from his breath.
Police say Nemec was transported to St. Joseph’s Medical Center in Paterson, accompanied by Fairfield police officers, where they obtained a blood sample.
Based upon the totality of the circumstances, Nemec was charged with driving under the influence, reckless and careless driving and failure to maintain a lane. He was eventually released from police custody while at the hospital.
Charges against Nemec are merely allegations and that he is presumed innocent until he either pleads guilty or is found guilty in a court of law.
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