Bergenfield NJ Man Allegedly Resists Arrest During Marijuana Stop on Palisades Interstate Parkway
A Bergenfield New Jersey man was arrested after allegedly fighting with police during a marijuana arrest in Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey.
According to authorities, a Palisades Interstate Parkway police officer was doing a standard check of Rockefeller Lookout in Englewood Cliffs when he saw a parked car. The officer approached the vehicle and smelled burning marijuana.
The officer then allegedly saw the 23-year-old suspect sitting inside the car and smoking a marijuana cigarette.
The PIP officer instructed the suspect to get out of the vehicle. According to police, the suspect refused the officer’s instruction and instead replied, “I’m not getting out.”
The officer then issued another instruction for the suspect to step out of the car. At that point, the suspect allegedly started to destroy the evidence of marijuana. That’s when the police officer engaged and tried to physically remove the suspect from the car.
A struggle ensued and the suspect allegedly resisted arrest. The officer suffered minor hand injuries as a result of the scuffle.
The suspect was finally placed under arrest when several other officers arrived on the scene and offered assistance. The officers came from police departments in Palisades Interstate Parkway, Englewood Cliffs, and Port Authority.
The suspect faces serious criminal charges for marijuana possession, resisting arrest, and hindering apprehension.
Additionally, police impounded the suspect’s vehicle because the suspect refused to consent to a search of the car at the scene.
For more information about this case, view the NJ.com article entitled “Bergenfield Man Fought with Officer During Marijuana Arrest, Police Say.”