New Jersey DWI Police Blotter

Carlstadt — A 68-year-old man from Astoria, New York, was arrested March 21 at 12:18 a.m. for DWI, drunk driving within 1,000 feet of a school zone, and parking in a no-parking zone. The man was charged and later released to the custody of his wife.

East Rutherford — On March 29, a 37-yeal-old man from Garfield, NJ, was arrested for DWI and several other charges following a motor vehicle accident on Railroad Avenue. In addition to drunk driving, the man was also charged with driving while suspended, reckless driving and careless driving, as well as possession of drug paraphernalia. According to police, the driver fell asleep behind the wheel and crashed his 2006 Dodge Durango into two parked cars. Authorities released the man on summonses once he had become sober.

East Rutherford — A 21-year-old woman from Rutherford, New Jersey, was arrested March 27 at 2:17 a.m. for drunk driving, refusal to submit to a breathalyzer, careless driving and leaving the an accident scene. According to the report, a 1999 Ford Explorer belonging to the woman had struck a utility pole on Hackensack Street near Union Avenue, however the driver was missing from the scene. Police said both airbags were deployed in the abandoned vehicle, and that there was a crack in windshield with hair stuck in it. Police charged the driver when she returned to the scene a while later. She was subsequently released to a friend.

Rutherford — A 37-year-old Lodi, NJ, man was arrested on March 26 at 3:35 a.m. for driving while intoxicated, driving under a suspended license, operating a vehicle without a license, and speeding. The man failed a field sobriety test following a traffic stop near the intersection of Union and Montross avenues in Rutherford, New Jersey. Police later released the man to a responsible party.