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Keansburg Man Facing Third DWI Charge in Less Than a Week

For the third time in less than a week, a central New Jersey man is facing drunken driving charges.

Keansburg police tell the Asbury Park Press that 46-year-old borough resident Jean Attis was arrested Saturday afternoon after he allegedly led officers on a chase that briefly went through a neighboring town. The pursuit ended when he crashed into a fire hydrant in Keansburg.

Officers pursued Attis because they knew his license had been revoked. They also knew he had been arrested twice in a 17-hour period earlier in the week on drunken driving charges.

Besides the DWI count, Attis also faces charges of eluding and numerous motor vehicle citations. He was being held on $20,000 cash bail.

It was not known Sunday if Attis had retained a lawyer.

(Copyright 2014 The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved)

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