A local youth was taken into custody for driving while intoxicated.
- POLICE & FIRE
Friday, February 22
Cranford police arrested a local teenager for being drunk behind the wheel of a car last weekend. The arrest was made by officer Thomas Stiansen who initially saw a vehicle stuck in the mud near Crane Parkway and Hillside Avenue around 10p.m. on Saturday. The 16-year-old resident was also charged with careless driving and driving without a license, according to a police report. The youth was taken to police headquarters to be processed and was released to a parent, pending an appearance in municipal court.
Cranford Police say a Vermont woman was intoxicated and had a child in the car when she hit a pole on Springfield Avenue.
Cops said a 2-year-old child was inside a vehicle driven by an alleged drunk driver that crashed into a utility pole Friday night. Cranford Police charged Alyson Longe, of Vermont, with driving while intoxicated and careless driving after she crashed her 2007 Jeep into a pole on Springfield Avenue. She was injured in the crash and taken to Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital in Rahway with non-life threatening injuries. The incident occurred just after 9p.m. Longe, 37, was arrested by Officer Kelly Rieder.