New Jersey Drunk Driving News: Bergen County DWI and Drug DUI Police Blotter

LyndhurstA 56-year-old out-of-state woman was arrested and charged with DWI after she apparently left the scene of a minor accident. According to police reports, officers were called to the scene of a motor vehicle accident on a late Monday afternoon, from which one of the drivers had subsequently left. At nearly the same time, police received reports of an allegedly intoxicated person in a Quality Inn parking lot across the street from the accident. The woman was taken into custody and eventually released on summonses.

East Rutherford
A 21-year-old Weehawken, NJ, female resident was stopped by police after officers observed the driver make a U-turn along New Jersey’s Route 120 and in the process hit the center divider of the highway. After pulling over the suspect’s car police determined that the woman was apparently intoxicated. Officers noticed a plastic bag in the vehicle, which the driver eventually identified as containing marijuana. She also admitted to police that she had planned to sell the controlled dangerous substance (CDS). The woman was arrested and charged with multiple violations including possession of CDS under 50 grams and possession of marijuana with intent to distribute.

A Hasbrouck Heights man was arrested for drunk driving after several people called police to report a vehicle hitting a light pole around 7am. The 54-year-old driver was located by officers not far from the accident scene in a vehicle matching the description provided by the witnesses. Officers asked the driver to perform several field sobriety tests, which he allegedly could not complete successfully. He was given a breathalyzer test that returned a blood-alcohol content (BAC) of 0.18, according to police.

A Passaic, NJ, man was arrested in the early morning hours on a Sunday after officers reportedly observed him peel out from a stop sign on Carlton and Paterson avenues, then accelerate quickly. The man was pulled over and allegedly could not successfully complete the field sobriety test, and his blood alcohol levelwas 0.18, according to police. He was subsequently released to a responsible party.

A local man was arrested on a Tuesday and charged with possession of CDS in a motor vehicle. The arrest followed a traffic stop after officers noticed a vehicle being driven erratically. As the man exited his vehicle, a paper towel tube allegedly containing crack cocaine fell out of the vehicle. Officers took the driver into custody charging him with possession of crack cocaine, careless driving, being an unlicensed driver, failure to exhibit a driver’s license and possession of CDS. He was issued summonses and released.

BLOTTER: 07/22/10 issue, LeaderNewspapers.net, July 22, 2010