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Wyckoff DWI motorist drives with airbag deployed, front-end damage after toppling pole, police say

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YOU READ IT HERE FIRST: A 46-year-old marketing consultant from Wyckoff was charged with DWI and leaving the scene of a crash, among other offenses, after toping a utility pole and trying to drive home with extensive front-end damage and a deployed air bag.

William S. Collins drove off Wyckoff Avenue near Monroe Avenue, snapping the pole and knocking it into the road with his vehicle, at 10:49 a.m. last Friday, Police Chief Benjamin C. Fox said this afternoon.

Officer Ryan Noon spotted the car five blocks away at the intersection of Wyckoff Avenue and Martom Road, Fox said.

Collins, who had made a left, a right and a left, was still 2½-miles from home.

Noon arrested Collins and charged him with DWI, leaving the scene, refusing to submit to a breath test and failing to provide proof of insurance.

He was released to his wife on a summons to appear in Municipal Court next Thursday.

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