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Man Crashes Car Into Ditch, Charged With DUI

Police report seeing car travel down an embankment before crashing along Route 23 near Mountainview Boulevard.

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.

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Nose Wayne May 15, 2012 at 11:12 AM
GOOD JOB OFFICER RICCIARDELLI! Another idiot off the road. Steve,what if he ran off the road and hit you or a family member? would you feel the same way?
Josie Wanna May 15, 2012 at 11:48 AM
Unbelievable? are you serious? He had drugs and open liquor in the car!! Should the officer said "oh its okay that you had drugs and alcohol in your car, totaling it is punishment enough for dangering the life’s of so many ppl" I think you need some help Steven we can only assume you are related to this druggy or those where your items in his car” You are UNBELIEBABLE!
Nose Wayne May 15, 2012 at 02:21 PM
Driving under the influence,syringe,NO INSURANCE,EXPIRED INSPECTION.Lucky for him he didn't hurt or KILL anybody else. Josie,Maybe Steven supplied the alcohol and drugs to Dean?

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