A Chinese citizen was arrested on DWI charges after he crashed his Mercedes-Benz in Madison, New Jersey. The car struck curbs, signs, bushes, and a parked vehicle.
Madison police dispatch received several calls about a motor vehicle crash on Park Avenue. A patrol officer responded to the scene, where he noticed a Mercedes-Benz approaching him. The Mercedes-Benz, driven by a 47-year-old man, came extremely close to the officer’s patrol car as they passed each other on the road.
Later, witnesses told the officer that the Mercedes-Benz that had just passed him was in fact the vehicle that was involved in the crash. The officer and another Madison police officer then turned around and stopped the suspect on Condurso Way.
The officers found the suspect with his pants around his ankles. The officers also found an open bottle of vodka in the vehicle.
Although the suspect was unresponsive to the officer’s commands, the officers were able to safely take him into custody without incident. After the officers arrested the suspect, they took him to Madison police headquarters for processing.
A sobriety test indicated that the suspect’s blood alcohol content was more than three (3) times the legal limit.
In New Jersey, DWI penalties are set forth in N.J.S.A. 39:4-50. If convicted of first offense DWI, the defendant in this case could be sentenced to as many as 30 days in the county jail. Additionally, his driver’s license may be suspended for up to one (1) year.
After being issued the summonses, the suspect was released to a family member. He has a pending court date in the Madison Municipal Court.
For more information, see the NJ.com article entitled “Nearly Pantless Man Crashed His Mercedes, Had Open Vodka Bottle, Madison Cops Say.“