Police: Man arrested for DWI in Hoboken after going wrong way down one-way street

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A man was arrested for driving while intoxicated and other related charges after going the wrong way down a one-way street earlier this week, police said.

By John Heinis/Hudson County View

Christopher Dertinger, 46, of Staten Island, New York, was charged with DWI, driving the wrong way on a one-way street, being an unlicensed driver, reckless driving, and having an open alcoholic container in a motor vehicle, according to Police Det. Lt. Danilo Cabrera.

On Monday at about 8:20 p.m., Officer Marc Lombardi conducted a motor vehicle stop of a blue Jeep in the area of 77 Hudson St.

The Jeep was being operated by Dertinger and Lombardi observed the Jeep being driven the wrong way on Hudson Place and then the wrong way onto Hudson Street.

Upon speaking to Dertinger, Lombardi detected that he may have been under the influence of an intoxicant and observed an open container of an alcoholic beverage in plain view.

Moments later, Officers Tyler Soto and Cynthia Rivera arrived on scene and Soto conducted a standardized field sobriety test. He determined that Dertinger was unable to safely operate a motor vehicle and placed him under arrest for DWI.

Dertinger was transported to police headquarters and he provided breath sample before being processed and released, authorities said.