A Wayne NJ man was placed under arrest this week after he was reportedly bused for drunk driving in Oakland, New Jersey.
The suspect, a 48-year-old resident of Wayne in Passaic County, was allegedly behind the wheel of a black Ford Explorer and driving while intoxicated on Franklin Avenue in Oakland, NJ.
Motorists on the road reportedly saw the suspect driving erratically near the intersection of Franklin Avenue and Ramapo Valley Road in Oakland NJ, so they dialed 911 and alerted Oakland Police Department. Police officers were dispatched to the scene, where they saw the suspect and stopped his car.
According to law enforcement officials, the suspect’s vehicle had sustained noticeable damage to a passenger-side mirror as a result of crashing into a mailbox.
The suspect was arrested at the scene and charged with multiple traffic offenses, including Driving While Intoxicated (DWI) and having an open container of alcohol in a motor vehicle.
The suspect also faces extra-legal consequences. He is currently employed by the Bergen County Sheriff’s Office and works as the Bergen County director of safety and security. However, while the DWI charges are pending, the suspect has been suspended without pay.
For further information about this case, check out the NJ.com article, “Bergen County Director Suspended After Driving Drunk Arrest.”