Woman Arrested By Sparta Police for DUI, Had 1-year-old Daughter in the Car

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On Thursday, November 15 an Allamuchy woman was arrested for driving while under the influence of heroin. Sparta Police were tipped off about Melissa Zabriskie's erratic driving by a passing motorist and when officers pulled over the black Acura, they found Zabriskie behind the wheel and her 1-year-old daughter in the car.

The 35-year-old reportedly told the police officer she was heading home but she was actually traveling the opposite direction. Zabriskie was placed under arrest after being given field sobriety tests. 

Her mother took custody of the 1-year-old and Zabriskie has been charged with the following:

  • Driving while under the influence of drugs
  • Possession of drug paraphernalia
  • Driving while under the influence
  • Failure to keep right
  • Maintenance of lamps
  • Obstructing passage of other vehicles
  • Careless driving

Read the NJHerald.com story here.

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