William Campbell accused of driving backhoe while drunk in South Brunswick

A man driving a backhoe was charged with drunken driving after police say he was seen swerving all over the road while drinking a beer.



South Brunswick police say William Campbell, 56, was seen swerving on New Road near Route 1 Tuesday afternoon. When an officer pulled up behind Campbell, police say the officer saw him slouched over the wheel of the backhoe while he was driving.



Once Campbell was pulled over, police say they found a bottle of Jack Daniels and a bottle of vodka inside the backhoe. Campbell also allegedly told the officer that he did not have a valid driver's license.



Campbell was charged with DWI, having an open alcohol container and several traffic violations.



Police say that Campbell has seven prior DWI convictions dating back to 1980.


sorry to interrupt
your first 5 are free
Access to News 12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Time Warner® and Service ElectricSM customers.
Please enjoy 5 complimentary views of articles, photos, and videos during the next 30 days.
you have reached your 5 view limit
Access to News 12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Time Warner® and Service ElectricSM customers.
Please login, create an account or subscribe to continue enjoying News12.
Our sign-up page is undergoing maintenance and is not currently available. However, you will be given direct access to news12.com while we complete our upgrade.
When we are back up and running you will be prompted at that time to complete your sign in. Until then, enjoy the local news, weather, traffic and more that's "as local as local news gets."