Sunday Times Newspapers
RIVERVIEW — A 27-year-old Lincoln Park man was arrested at 2:11 a.m. Aug. 13 for operating under the influence of alcohol and interfering with a police officer after a traffic stop was initiated for speeding on Fort Street near Williamsburg.
The man, who was driving 63 mph in a 45-mph zone, smelled of intoxicants, and his eyes were watery and glossy.
While he was performing standardized field sobriety tests, the police officer became aware of a hit and run crash nearby. When the police officer went to secure the crash scene, the suspected drunken driver started to run toward a nearby restaurant, forcing the police officer to pursue him and escort him back to his vehicle.
The field sobriety tests continued, with the man unable to perform the requested maneuvers. He then refused to take a preliminary breath test at the scene.
He was taken into custody, and his vehicle was impounded and towed. At the Riverview police station, he refused to submit to a DataMaster breath test, so a search warrant was obtained for a blood draw, and he was transported to Beaumont Hospital, Trenton. He was then returned to the Riverview police station, where he was booked and held.