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Pansini DWI Arrest Police Vehicle Crash
Release Date: November 30, 2018

Jefferson Twp. Police Department

News Release



IR#:   2018-37031                 


Date of Incident:    November 29, 2018               


Date of Release:       November 30, 2018              


Prepared by:  Sergeant Joseph Kratzel


Approved by:                                



On Thursday, November 29 2018 Catherine Pansini, 34, of Lake Hopatcong was arrested for Driving while Intoxicated and Reckless Driving after striking two Jefferson Township Police Vehicles on Route 15 North with her 2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee.

At approximately 2230hrs the Jefferson Township Police received several 911 calls stating a vehicle was traveling south on Route 15 North. Upon PO Paskas arriving in the area, his vehicle was struck head-on, by Ms. Pansini?s vehicle. It then continued traveling south on Route 15 North and then struck Cpl. Fedo?s patrol vehicle, head-on, at which time it came to rest in the area of Route 15 North and Weldon Road.

No injuries were reported.   

Ms. Pansini was arrested and issued with the following motor vehicle summons;










Ms. Pansini was released pending a future court date.


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