NEWTON, NJ – According to Daily Voice, a man reported for erratic driving on Saturday was discovered to be at the wheel of a stolen vehicle.
Newton Police pulled over a maroon Chevrolet Silverado at 10:504 a.m. after receiving reports of reckless driving in the area of Spring Street.
The driver, identified as 48-year-old Christopher Rayfield, was pulled over by police when he failed to maintain a lane while traveling northbound on Water Street.
Rayfield reportedly stole the Silverado from a local business, where it had been left parked and unoccupied.
Rayfield was charged with third-degree burglary and third-degree theft of moveable property. He was also issued tickets for driving with a suspended license and failure to maintain lane.
The truck was returned to its owner.
Rayfield was booked and released pending an appearance in Sussex County Superior Court.
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