VINELAND — Two Cumberland County men face DWI and other traffic charges in separate incidents, police said.
About 12:01 a.m. Tuesday, an officer stopped at Grant Avenue and the Boulevard saw a driver run a stop sign and continue to travel east on Grant Avenue towards Main Road, Sgt. Nicholas Dounoulis in a statement.
The driver, identified as Severino Ramos, 35, of Vineland, was unable to maintain his lane, police said. The officer stopped Ramos, who said he was on his way to work and did not know where he was, Dounoulis said.
The officer conducted a field sobriety test on Ramos, who was unable to maintain his balance, police said. He was taken to police headquarters where he provided breath samples almost twice the legal limit, Dounoulis said.
Ramos was charged with driving while intoxicated, reckless driving, operating a vehicle while unlicensed, failure to maintain lane, disregarding a stop sign and two outstanding contempt warrants out of Newark and Passaic County. He was released pending a court date.
About 6:42 p.m. Saturday, police went to the area of Southwest Boulevard and Grant Avenue for a three-car crash and vehicle fire.
Alejandro Osorio, 42, of the Cedarville section of Lawrence Township, rear-ended two cars as he attempted to flee the scene, Dounoulis said. Witnesses removed Osorio from his vehicle after it caught fire.
EMS treated him at the scene, but he wanted to be treated at the hospital for his minor injuries.
A preliminary investigation revealed Osorio consumed numerous alcoholic beverages, police said. His blood was drawn at the hospital and results are pending through the State Police laboratory.
Three other people were injured in the crash, Dounoulis said.
Osorio was charged with driving while intoxicated, reckless driving, unlicensed driver, uninsured driver and assault by auto. He was released on summonses.