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Police in New Jersey arrest pantless man for DUI

Bag of wine also spotted at driver's feet

HACKETTSTOWN, N.J. - Authorities in Warren County, N.J., say they stopped a motorist for a traffic violation only to find him pantless and intoxicated.

Hackettstown police conducted a traffic stop on Charles Street about 3:20 a.m. Saturday. While talking with the driver, the officer smelled alcohol in the car, according to a news release.

The officer then noticed that the driver, 22-year-old Kevin Dougherty, wasn't wearing pants or shoes and had a bag of red wine on the floor by his feet, according to police. The officer also found "shopping bags full" of empty Twisted Tea cans and boxes of wine inside the car, according to a news release.

The Independence Township resident now faces charges of driving while intoxicated, reckless driving, and consumption of alcohol in a vehicle. Dougherty was released pending his court appearance.

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