Riverdale New Jersey police recently arrested a woman accused of driving while intoxicated (DWI) and attempting to hide marijuana down her pants.
According to authorities, a Riverdale patrolman spotted the 48-year-old Sparta NJ woman driving on Route 23 and swerving between lanes. When the officer stopped the suspect’s vehicle and questioned her, she reportedly “appeared confused.”
The police officer administered a field sobriety test, which the suspect allegedly failed. At that point, she was placed under arrest and taken to Riverdale police headquarters.
The suspect reportedly told the arresting officer that she is a literature professor at William Paterson University in Wayne, New Jersey.
At the police station, the suspect allegedly refused to cooperate with police officers. According to officials, she made several “suspicious movements around the waistband of her pants.” When police later searched her, they allegedly found a small amount of marijuana in her pants.
At one point, police attempted to take the woman to a nearby hospital via ambulance. When the woman realized that police would have to search her before she got into the ambulance, she allegedly threw herself onto the ground. Police officers then had to pick up the woman and carry her to the ambulance.
Once the suspect arrived at the hospital, she was allegedly combative with nurses and other medical personnel. Additionally, police said that doctors found a small plastic container of marijuana on the suspect when she changed into a hospital gown. It is believed that the suspect may have hid the marijuana container in her anal cavity.
The suspect was subsequently charged with several offenses, including driving while intoxicated (DWI), refusal to submit to a breath test, simple possession of marijuana, disorderly conduct, and obstruction of justice.
The suspect was also cited for multiple traffic violations, including reckless driving and failure to maintain lane.
The suspect recently appeared in Riverdale Municipal Court, where she entered a not guilty plea to the charges.
For further information about this case, view the NJ.com article entitled “Professor Accused of Hiding Pot in Body Cavity Pleads Not Guilty, Attorney Says.”