Man Allegedly Drove Drunk in Teaneck NJ, Pulled Handgun on NJ State Trooper
NJ State Police recently arrested a man who allegedly aimed a handgun at a state trooper in Teaneck, New Jersey.
According to law enforcement, a New Jersey State Trooper stopped the suspect’s vehicle on Route 80 West after observing the suspect committing a number of moving violations.
The trooper suspected that the driver was drunk, so he administered field sobriety tests on the side of the road. The suspect allegedly failed the field sobriety tests.
When the trooper tried to place the suspect under arrest, the suspect allegedly fled the scene and ran onto the highway’s center median. The trooper chased after the suspect and eventually caught up to him and wrestled him to the ground.
At some point during the ensuing scuffle, the suspect allegedly pulled a handgun and pointed it at the trooper. A second state trooper who had arrived at the scene as backup intervened and got the gun away from the suspect.
The suspect then tried to run away again, but police apprehended him a short distance away.
Police later recovered a .25-caliber handgun at the scene of the incident.
The suspect is likely to face several charges, including aggravated assault, resisting arrest, illegal handgun possession, and driving while intoxicated (DWI).
After being arrested and processed, the suspect was taken to the Bergen County Jail in Hackensack, NJ. He was being held at the correctional facility in lieu of $250,000 bail.
For further information about this case, access the NJ.com article entitled “N.J. Man Charged After Allegedly Pulling Gun on State Trooper, Report Says.”