FRANKLIN LAKES, N.J. – Franklin Lakes police nabbed a North Carolina motorist after their Mahwah colleagues said he left the scene of an accident.
The other driver notified Mahwah police that 19-year-old Matthew Thomas of Mount Airy intended to take off after the Route 287 crash around 9 a.m. Monday.
Franklin Lakes police stopped the car a short time later and took Thomas into custody.
They charged him with possession of marijuana, drug paraphernalia and bogus license plates, as well as reckless driving, making an unsafe lane change, having drugs in the car and not carrying liability insurance, Franklin Lakes Police Capt. John Bakelaar said.