A Hoboken man has been charged with drunk driving after authorities said they observed him operating an E-scooter while intoxicated.
By John Heinis/Hudson County View
Nicholas Cutrone, 26, of Hoboken, was charged with driving while intoxicated (E-scooter), reckless driving and refusal to submit to breath samples, according to Det. Sgt. Jonathan Mecka.
Yesterday at approximately 4:08 p.m., while in the area of Newark Street and Park Avenue Sgt. Nicholas Burke observed a male who was visibly unsteady and staggering while unlocking an E-scooter, officials said.
At this time, Burke provided a description and went around the block in an attempt to stop him. As he approached the man, he began to ride the E-scooter away. Burke then followed with his lights and sirens on, advising him to stop, authorities said.
The male was driving unsteady as he swayed back and forth, appearing as if he was going to lose control at any moment, police said.
After driving a block, the man later identified as Cutrone, stopped the E-scooter and based on his observations, Burke had officers respond to conduct an on scene field sobriety test.
After failing the test, which was conducted by Police Officer Edward Lepre, he was placed under arrest. While at headquarters Cutrone refused to provide breath samples and he was charged accordingly. He was was released to a responsible party, officials said.