A Newark NJ man was arrested for the second time in two weeks on drunk driving charges in Jersey City, New Jersey.
Law enforcement made the second arrest a short time after 4:00 a.m. According to authorities, the suspect was behind the wheel of a 2003 Hyundai and driving on 14th Street in Jersey City. A Port Authority patrol officer spotted the suspect’s vehicle and noticed that the car was swerving on the roadway.
The police officer trailed the suspect’s vehicle and saw that the car had a defective taillight. So the Port Authority cop pulled over the suspect’s motor vehicle near the Holland Tunnel.
While speaking with the suspect, the police officer noticed that he had red eyes and appeared to be drunk.
Additionally, the driver told the police officer that he had been arrested for Driving While Intoxicated (DWI) just two weeks earlier – by the same cop! The first DWI arrest was made on Route 1&9 in Jersey City, NJ.
This time, the Port Authority officer administered field sobriety tests, with the suspect reportedly failing the tests. As a result, the suspect was placed under arrest. He has been charged with a DWI offense.
Additionally, the suspect, a 29-year-old man who resides in Newark, was also cited for reckless driving. If the suspect is convicted of the moving violation, it could result in points on his license.
For further information about this case, view the NJ.com article, “Cop Busts Newark Man for Drunken Driving Twice in 2 Weeks, Police Say.”