Police in Riverdale NJ arrested a man accused of causing a drunk driving accident.
The Riverdale Police Department got a call about an accident on Mathews Avenue. When a police officer showed up at the scene, he saw that an Audi had driven off the road and slammed into a utility pole.
The 27-year-old driver, who lives in Wayne NJ, could not open his doors because they had been damaged in the crash. So he climbed through the trunk in order to exit the vehicle.
The police officer spoke with the driver about the accident. During their conversation, the officer smelled an odor of alcohol on the man’s breath. Additionally, the officer reportedly observed other signs of intoxication, such as bloodshot eyes and slurred speech.
The officer then administered field sobriety tests on the side of the road. When the suspect allegedly failed the tests, the officer placed him under arrest.
The suspect was later transported to Riverdale police headquarters, where he allegedly became “antagonistic.” When a police officer attempted to administer an Alcotest exam, the suspect allegedly became disruptive and “refused to follow directions.”
Police also claim that the suspect taunted officers at the station about their ethnicities and personal lives.
After the suspect was placed in a holding cell, he allegedly tried to climb the bars of the cell.
The suspect has also been charged with disorderly conduct because of his alleged unruly behavior at the police station.
For further information about this case, see the NJ.com article entitled “Intoxicated Man Taunted Officers, Climbed Bars of Jail Cell, Riverdale Cops Say.”