Mahwah NJ Police arrest PA resident for DWI & Leaving the Scene of an Accident
The Mahwah NJ Police Department discovered a fugitive from justice from Pennsylvania while investigating a single car accident. According to the initial reports, the police responded to the scene of the accident when they encountered a woman who claimed that she crashed her car into a tree right in front of her house. The police became very suspicious once they discovered that the tree in question was not in fact on her property and to make matters worse, an eyewitness to the accident claimed a male was operating the vehicle at the time of the crash. After being questioned in much greater detail the female quickly admitted that she was not in fact the driver and that it was her boyfriend.
Based on their observations the Mahwah Police Department decided to put the boy friend through a series of Standardized Field Sobriety Test, which he failed. As a result, he was placed under arrest and charged with driving while intoxicated and leaving the scene of an accident. It was at this point that they learned the defendant had a fugitive from justice warrant out of Pennsylvania. To make matters worse, apparently once the defendant was placed into handcuffs he became very combative even kicking and spitting at the arresting officer. To make matter worse, when the officers finally placed the defendant into his cell, he then began urinating on the floor in his cell and even attempting to urinate on the officers.
The Defendant is currently being held in the Bergen County Jail on a no bail fugitive from justice warrant. He has formally been charged with aggravated assault on a police officer, DWI, reckless driving, leaving the scene of an accident, failing to report an accident and driving while suspended. His girlfriend has also been charged with providing false information to a police officer and allowing a suspended driver to operate a motor vehicle.
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