Off-duty troopers pull guns on DWI suspects

July 30, 2012 (CHERRY HILL, N.J.)

Just before 7 p.m. Sunday, two off-duty troopers were traveling southbound on Interstate 295 when they say they noticed two men in a vehicle drinking beer and throwing the empty cans out the windows, hitting the vehicles behind them.

According to authorities, the off-duty troopers pulled up beside the vehicle, which then sped off.

Shortly thereafter, the suspects' vehicle crashed into the center median near Exit 32 in Cherry Hill.

The off-duty troopers pulled up to the scene and say the two men tried to flee until a trooper pulled his gun.

Police say neither of the two men spoke English, so the trooper had to pull his gun to show how serious the situation was.

More state troopers arrived on the scene and took the two into custody.

Authorities say neither had a license; both are uninsured and under the legal age for drinking. They are in state police custody and will be charged with various offenses, including DWI.

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