Christopher Thomas Foxon, 35, was behind the wheel of a Chrysler 300 that collided with a Chevy Equinox on Skyline Drive last Thursday, sending the 55-year-old other driver from Wanaque to the hospital with what were considered minor injuries, Lt. Christian Eldridge said.
Foxon, of the Hewitt section of West Milford, was charged with assault by auto, being under the influence of drugs and illegally possessing a hypodermic syringe, among other offenses, records show.
He was taken to the Bergen County Jail before a judge ordered his release a short time later, records show.
Five years ago, Foxon was charged with writing unwarranted summonses and then dismissing them for bogus reasons to boost his output. The charges were dropped after he made restitution and completed a Pre-Trial Intervention Program, authorities said.
Click here to follow Daily Voice Wyckoff-Franklin Lakes and receive free news updates.