Woodland Park Man Accused of Driving Under Influence on GWB in Fort Lee
Port Authority officers recently arrested a man accused of driving on the George Washington Bridge (GWB) in Fort Lee while high on marijuana. Authorities later discovered that the suspect had an outstanding warrant for child neglect charges in Hackensack, New Jersey.
The suspect, a 38-year-old man who resides in Woodland Park, allegedly drove his 2011 Hyundai sedan through an EZ Pass lane on the GWB without paying the toll.
When cops stopped the vehicle and talked to the driver, they allegedly noticed a cigar filled with marijuana on the dashboard. The Port Authority officers also allegedly smelled marijuana coming from the car.
According to law enforcement, the suspect was unable to show his driver’s license or proof of insurance. He was subsequently placed under arrest and charged with multiple traffic offenses, including Driving Under the Influence (DUI) and reckless driving.
The suspect was also charged with simple possession of marijuana, theft of services, and possession of a controlled dangerous substance (CDS) in a motor vehicle.
Beyond that, the suspect still has to answer child neglect charges out of Hackensack NJ stemming from an earlier incident.
To learn more about this case, view the NJ.com article, “Driver at GWB Was High, Wanted for Child Neglect, Cops Say.”