A driver was intoxicated when he struck a mailbox Saturday night and hid in nearby woods with his passenger until a K-9 was deployed, Washington Township, Warren County, police report.
Preston Ambrosky, 26, of Philadelphia, was driving “erratically” at 9:09 p.m. on Route 57 in the township in the vicinity of the Washington Gardens Apartments when police got the call, Lt. John Kaufmann said.
The vehicle drove off after the minor crash and Ambrosky and Ryan McCullough, 27, of Glen Gardner, soon got out and headed into nearby woods, Kaufmann said.
A Washington Township, Morris County, officer arrived with K-9 Cliff at 9:21 p.m. to assist, that department reported.
Once they heard the dog, Ambrosky and McCullough thought the better of it and gave up, Kaufmann said.
McCullough was charged with disorderly conduct and a violation of a local ordinance and was freed pending a court date, Kaufmann said.
Ambrosky was charged with driving while intoxicated, refusal to take a breath test, leaving the scene of an accident, disorderly conduct, maintaining a nuisance, reckless driving, careless driving and other vehicle code violations, Kaufmann said. Ambrosky also was given a court date and released.