Alleged Drunk Driver Accused of Trying to Hide Heroin During Traffic Stop in Fort Lee, NJ
Police in Fort Lee NJ recently arrested a man who allegedly tried to hide a bag of heroin while speaking to a police officer during a traffic stop.
According to authorities, the 38-year-old suspect was driving toward the George Washington Bridge when a Port Authority police officer pulled him over. The suspect was reportedly driving his blue Saab in the express bus lane as he approached the bridge, prompting the police officer to stop the vehicle. The incident occurred around 9:00 a.m.
The suspect, who lives in Newark NJ, appeared to be under the influence of drugs or alcohol while the police officer interviewed him.
Additionally, the suspect allegedly attempted to conceal a bag of heroin in the front passenger seat.
Shortly after being arrested, the suspect reportedly informed police that he had purchased six bags of heroin in Newark, New Jersey. The suspect allegedly told police officers that he had already consumed three of the bags of heroin prior to getting behind the wheel.
The suspect has been charged with numerous crimes, including possession of heroin, possession of drug paraphernalia, possession of a CDS in a motor vehicle, driving under the influence of drugs (DUI), and theft of movable property. The suspect was also cited for several traffic violations, including failure to observe signs, driving without insurance, driving with a suspended license, and driving with an expired license.
Additionally, officials said that the suspect has eight outstanding warrants for his arrest stemming from incidents in eight other municipalities.
For further information about this case, see the NJ.com article entitled “Intoxicated Driver Tried Hiding Heroin While Talking to Officer, Cops Say.”