Police: Irvington man arrested for DWI in Hoboken after traveling down a closed street

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An Irvington man was arrested for driving while intoxicated in Hoboken after traveling down a closed street early this morning, authorities said.

By John Heinis/Hudson County View

Anees Corbin, 40, of Irvington, was charged with possession of a controlled dangerous substance (marijuana), possession of drug paraphernalia, driving while intoxicated, reckless driving, possession of CDS in a motor vehicle, driving on a closed roadway, and having an open container in a motor vehicle, according to Det. Sgt. Jonathan Mecka.

Shortly after 2 a.m. this morning, Lt. James Peck observed a vehicle traveling in the area of 8th Street and Sinatra Drive. As Peck watched the vehicle, it drove into a lane of traffic which was currently closed.

He advised dispatch of the situation, and while doing so, he noticed the vehicle was having a difficult time backing out of the closed lane. When Police Officer Brandon Fitzgibbons arrived on scene, the driver continued to unsuccessfully reverse.

At that time, the driver was approached by Fitzgibbons. While speaking to the driver, who was then identified as Corbin, Fitzgibbons could smell the odor of alcohol on his breath. Ultimately, Corbin was placed under arrested for driving while intoxicated.

As a result of the continued on scene investigation, Corbin was also charged with possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia.

Both charges were placed on a summons and after the arrest process was complete, he was released to a responsible person, authorities said.