Police: Hoboken man charged with DWI, busted with coke & weed, after falling asleep at the wheel


A Hoboken man was charged with driving while intoxicated, and was also found to be in possession of cocaine and marijuana, after falling asleep at the wheel, police said.

By John Heinis/Hudson County View

Daniel Rivera, 43, of Hoboken, was charged with two counts of possession with intent to distribute a controlled dangerous substance (cocaine and marijuana), two counts of possession with intent to distribute CDS within 1,000 feet of a school, possession with intent to distribute paraphernalia, possession of paraphernalia and contempt, according to Police Det. Sgt. Joseph Leonard.

Wednesday morning around 3:30 a.m., Police Officers Jayla Vega and Vincent Lombardi responded to 11th and Bloomfield Streets after receiving a report of a car stopped in the intersection with the driver asleep, authorities said.

The car was located as described above and the arrestee was found asleep in the driver’s seat with the car running, in drive, and his foot on the brake, officials said.

After waking Rivera up and asking him out of the car, the odor of alcoholic beverage and marijuana was emanating from his person. Field Sobriety tests were performed and the arrestee was deemed impaired and placed under arrest for DWI, police said.

The officers on scene also saw marijuana in plain sight. A search incident led to the finding of cocaine, marijuana and numerous paraphernalia items including a digital scale. Rivera was processed on a warrant and remanded to the Hudson County Rehabilitation Facility, authorities said.

The arrestee additionally received motor vehicle summonses for driving while intoxicated, DWI in a school zone, possession of CDS in a motor vehicle and refusal to submit to breath testing.

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