Two were charged with driving while intoxicated following two separate Halloween incidents in Hoboken: one where a driver jumped a curb and stopped on the sidewalk, while another saw a man drive the wrong way down a one way street, police said.
By John Heinis/Hudson County View
Timothy Bracero, 46, of Union City, was charged with possession of a controlled dangerous substance (Phencyclidine), possession of CDS (marijuana), possession of drug paraphernalia, DWI, reckless driving, possession of CDS in a motor vehicle and driving on a sidewalk, according to Police Det. Lt. Danilo Cabrera.
On October 31st at about 12:06 a.m., Officers Daniel Grossi and Geovanni Cruzado responded to the area of 2nd Street and Willow Avenue on a report of a motor vehicle crash.
Upon arrival, Grossi and Cruzado observed a gold Chrysler Town & Country parked on the sidewalk. The vehicle was traveling southbound on Willow Avenue when it jumped the southeast corner of 2nd Street and Willow Avenue striking a garbage can, before coming to a stop.
Grossi approached and spoke to the driver, identified as Bracero. The officer suspected Bracero was under the influence of an intoxicant and therefore, performed field sobriety tests.
As a result of the tests, Grossi believed Bracero was unable to operate a motor vehicle safely and was placed under arrest for DWI. Bracero was searched incident to his arrest and was found to be in possession of marijuana, Phencyclidine and drug paraphernalia, authorities said.
After being processed, Bracero was transported to the Hudson County Correctional Facility.
Additionally, Waleed Abdouni, 26, of Fairview, was charged with DWI, eluding, reckless driving, driving the wrong way on a one way street, and leaving the scene of an accident, officials said.
On October 31st at about 11:29 p.m., Officers Frank Lombardo, Mark Mullins, and Jonathan Figueroa were walking in the area of 1st and Bloomfield Streets when they observed a grey Honda Accord driving the wrong way on a one way.
The vehicle was traveling westbound on 1st Street from Washington Street. As the vehicle approached the officers, they gave visual and verbal commands to stop. The vehicle proceeded to drive around them and onto the southwest corner sidewalk, striking a one way sign.
The officers continued to give visual and verbal commands for the driver to stop his vehicle. The operator then backed his vehicle off the sidewalk and continued northbound on Bloomfield Street. Cabrera caught up with the vehicle in the area of 5th and Washington Street and conducted a motor vehicle stop.
At this time, Officers Frank Lombardo and Bianca Arroyo responded. Based on his interactions with Cabrera and Lombardo, a field sobriety test was performed.
The driver, identified as Abdouni, was deemed unable to operate his vehicle safely after the field sobriety testes. Therefore, he was placed under arrest for eluding and DWI before being transported to police headquarters.
After being processed, he was transported to the Hudson County Correctional Facility, police said.