- Associated Press - Friday, December 26, 2014

VENTNOR, N.J. (AP) - Authorities say a 76-year-old man was caught putting weighted soda bottles on a southern New Jersey roadway so drivers would have to swerve to avoid them.

Ventnor police tell The Press of Atlantic City (http://bit.ly/1CMLqki) that Robert Grenier faces 19 counts of interference with transportation.

The Ventnor resident was arrested around 4:50 a.m. Friday when a city police officer allegedly saw him put a 2-liter bottle- weighted down with water and trash - in a lane of Atlantic Avenue.

Ventnor Police Chief Michael Miller says there’s been a rash of such incidents in the Atlantic County town since September, but a motive has not been determined. He said the bottles were mostly placed on roadways during overnight hours.

It wasn’t known Friday if Grenier has retained an attorney.

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Information from: The Press of Atlantic City (N.J.), http://www.pressofatlanticcity.com

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