Police Blotter: Bergen County Drug DUI and DWI Arrests

Police throughout Bergen County had a number of dunk driving and drug DUI arrests during the first half of July. With an office in Jersey City, our drunk driving defense attorneys can handle your Bergen County DWI, DUI or breath test refusal case quickly and efficiently. We represent many clients who have experienced situations not unlike the following driving while intoxicated arrests published in the local press.

Carlstadt — A 56-year-old man from Ridgefield Park allegedly passed out and hit a brand new 2009 Honda Accord parked on Sixth Street near Berry Avenue this past July 9. Police arrested the man for careless driving and also found 52.6 grams of marijuana in the suspect’s vehicle, as well as 54 tablets of Alprazolam. Discovery of the drugs caused the officers to write the man up for possessing drugs in a motor vehicle, being under the influence of drugs, possession of marijuana, or weed, and possession of drug paraphernalia, specifically rolling papers. The man was then transported to Hackensack University Medical Center.

Carlstadt — A Kearny man was stopped in the early morning hours of July 16 for speeding on southbound Route 17. During the stop, police determined that the 20-year-old man was intoxicated and allegedly had drug paraphernalia in his car. Officers then charged the man with driving under the influence of alcohol, possession of drugs in a car, careless driving, possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia (plastic dime bags). He was released on summonses to a responsible party.

North Arlington — A 22-year-old Lyndhurst man was arrested on July 11 in the early morning for DWI, careless driving, having an uninsured car, failure to observe stop sign and failure to wear a seat belt. The motor vehicle stop occurred on Sixth Street off Bergen Avenue. The man reportedly failed the field sobriety test. His Jeep Grand Cherokee was impounded and he was subsequently released on summonses to a responsible party.

North Arlington — A Nutley resident was stopped by police in the early evening of July 11 after she crossed over the double yellow several times and almost struck several oncoming cars while having her eight-year-old son in the vehicle. The 33-year-old woman was charged with drunk driving, endangering the welfare of a child and refusal to submit to a breath test. The arrest occurred on Jauncey Avenue at River Road. According to reports, the woman failed the field sobriety test. She was subsequently released on summonses to a responsible party and the child was turned over to a family friend.

Police Blotter 07/23/09, LeaderNewspapers.net, July 23, 2009