Montague Man Arrested for Erratic Driving on Route 23

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Phone calls from people concerned about an "erratic and dangerous" driver on Route 23 led to the arrest of a Montague man. Bartholomew Ligons was driving on Friday, November 2 when he allegedly failed to maintain the lane of travel and passed other vehicles over double yellow lines.

A Hamburg Police Officer stopped the car near Route 23 and Winding Brook Road and conducted field sobriety tests, which Ligons failed. After testing his blood alcohol content, it was determined that Ligons' BAC was 0.17, more than twice the legal limit.

The 52-year-old is now facing the following charges: 

  • Driving while intoxicated
  • Driving while intoxicated in a school zone
  • Driving while suspended
  • Driving while unlicensed
  • Failure to provide a driver's license
  • Reckless driving
  • Careless driving/likely to endanger person or property
  • Failure to maintain lane of travel

Read the NJHerald.com story here.

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