Police: Jersey City man riding motor scooter in Hoboken charged with DUI

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A Jersey City man riding a motor scooter in Hoboken early this morning was charged with driving under the influence after going through a stop sign, police said.

By John Heinis/Hudson County View

Malvin Rios, 46, of Jersey City, was charged with operating an unregistered scooter, failure to exhibit a driver’s license, failure to exhibit insurance, operating without a helmet, DUI, DUI in school Zone, reckless driving, driving with a suspended license, three counts of bail jumping and hindering, according to Police Det. Lt. Edgardo Cruz.

Yesterday around 3:30 a.m., officers observed the defendant on a scooter disregard a stop sign at 7th Monroe Street. Additionally, the scooter did not have a visible registration and the rider was not wearing a helmet, officials said.

At this point, the authorities stopped the scooter and approached the rider. They immediately noticed his slurred speech and glassy eyes. A field sobriety test was conducted and found to be impaired.

He was transported to headquarters for processing, where a breath sample was given and it did not register a reading. Officers attempted to reach a Drug Recognition Expert, but were unable to get someone to come to the scene, police said.

Rios was processed and later remanded to the Hudson County Rehabilitation Center, authorities said.