A Lincoln Park man was charged with possession of drug paraphernalia after he drove his car down an embankment and drove into a ditch Saturday night, reported.
Officer Vincent Ricciardelli reported seeing a vehicle traveling on Route 23 South come over the Mountainview Boulevard bridge. He reported seeing the vehicle leave the right side of the roadway, travel down an embankment through a heavily wooded area, and come to rest in a ditch along side of Route 23.
Ricciardelli approached the vehicle to see if the driver, Dean Uglow, of Lincoln Park was injured, the report states. Ricciardelli reported finding a syringe lying on the driver’s seat and determined that Uglow was driving under the influence.
Uglow was taken to .
While still at the scene, Ricciardelli reported finding a white, powdery residue lying on the floor behind the driver seat and several cigarette lighters in the center console in the vehicle. A small amount of wine in an open bottle was also found in the front of the vehicle, Ricciardelli reported.
Uglow was charged with possession of a syringe, driving under the influence, careless driving, driving with an expired inspection sticker, and with driving without valid insurance, Ricciardelli reported.
Ricciardelli is scheduled to appear in municipal court Tuesday.