Police: Drunken Union City man threatens Hoboken cops after being charged with DWI

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An allegedly drunken Union City man threaten to harm Hoboken police officers after they had charged him with driving while intoxicated on Sunday evening, authorities said.

By John Heinis/Hudson County View

Rafael Ventura, 48, of Union City, was charged with making terroristic threats, driving while intoxicated, reckless driving, and possession of open/unsealed container of alcoholic beverage in a motor vehicle passenger compartment, according to Police Det. Lt. Danilo Cabrera.

At approximately 8:00 p.m. on Sunday, Police Officers Harry Montalvo and Tyrone Huggins saw vehicles swerving around a Black Mazda stopped in traffic in the area of 100 Marshall St.

Officers conducted a motor vehicle stop and approached the driver, later identified as Ventura. During their stop, officers discovered an empty bottle of an alcoholic beverage in plan view in the back seat.

From there, Police Officer Bianca Arroyo responded and conducted a field sobriety test, after which it was determined that Ventura failed and was unable to safely operate a motor vehicle. He was placed under arrest and transported to headquarters for processing.

Ventura was released on a summons with a court date and to a responsible party, authorities said.