New Jersey Man Arrested On DWI Charge
According to the authorities, a New Jersey man who told the police officers that he had been drinking in a Staten Island bar, was taken into custody early Monday morning in Bayonne on drunken-driving and weapon-possession charges.
Joe Pentangelo, a Port Authority spokesman, told that 28-year-old James Simon was travelling northbound on Route 440 in that city around 3 a.m. when the passenger side of his black Ford Explorer scraped a barrier, damaging the SUV.
Port Authority Police Officer Robert Begin turned his patrol car’s emergency lights on and told Simon to stop, according to Pentangelo. The suspect continued driving, crossing “multiple” lanes before finally stopping in a parking lot.
The spokesman told that Simon’s breath smelled of alcohol and an open bottle of brandy was found inside the SUV, along with a collapsible baton.
Simon told officers he had recently left a North Shore bar before returning to New Jersey.
The bar is almost five miles away from the place where he was taken into custody.
Simon became uncooperative during processing. He was taken to a local hospital for observation and to know whether he was under the influence or not.
Pentangelo said, he was charged with DWI, reckless driving, driving with a suspended license, criminal weapon possession and leaving an accident scene.
News Source: www.SILive.com