New Jersey DWI Police Blotter: Bergen County, NJ, Drunk Driving and Marijuana Possession Arrests

Marijuana CDS
In a possible drug DUI incident in North Arlington, NJ, two 20-year-olds in a light truck were stopped by a police officer who had been alerted by local residents to a possible marijuana drug deal going on in a local neighborhood. The traffic stop occurred on Belmont Avenue just before 4pm on a weekday. When the two men — who apparently were passengers in the truck — denied holding any marijuana, the officer told them that he would call in a drug sniffing dog to investigate. At that point, one man reportedly ran from the scene. He was eventually caught and arrested. Both he and the other 20-year-old were charged with possession of controlled substance and later released on summonses.

In Lyndhurst on a Saturday evening, police approached an apparently suspicious looking car that was sitting in a lot on Chubb Avenue. As officers approached the occupied vehicle, they could detect the reportedly strong odor of marijuana coming from the car. Based on police reports, a 15-year-old passenger and resident of Belleville, NJ, was charged with possession of marijuana.

Drunk Driving
In Rutherford, a 25-year-old woman was charged with DWI in the early hours on a weekday morning. The driver was pulled over after an officer noticed a cracked left taillight on her vehicle. The patrolman reportedly observed the woman’s vehicle swaying and traveling over the speed limit on West Erie Avenue near Hackett Place. Failing to pass a field sobriety test, she was taken to headquarters where her blood-alcohol content (BAC) was measured at 0.18 percent. She was released to a responsible party.

In Lyndhurst a 53-year-old local resident was charged with DWI after he allegedly sideswiped a parked car on Kingsland Avenue late at night. Police allege that the man did not stop after hitting the car and refused a breath test when he was pulled over. He was issued a series of summonses, including DWI, leaving the scene of an accident, driving while suspended and operating an uninsured vehicle.

In another, early morning Lyndhurst traffic stop, police pulled over a vehicle on Riverside Avenue after officers observed the driver make a turn without signaling. Pulling over the 42-year-old Hoboken resident, officers noticed evidence of alcohol. The man was arrested and charged with DWI, as well as issued a summons for failure to signal a turn and for driving with a burned-out taillight. The driver was eventually released on summonses.

BLOTTER, LeaderNewspapers.net, March 25, 2010
BLOTTER, LeaderNewspapers.net, March 18, 2010
Lyndhurst: Police Blotter, NorthJersey.com, March 11, 2010