A Toms River man was caught with cocaine and Oxycodone and was charged with driving while intoxicated after he was caught hitting the walls of the Holland Tunnel while driving into Jersey City, police said.
By John Heinis/Hudson County View
John Angen, 38, of Toms River, was charged with two counts of possession of a controlled dangerous substance (cocaine and Oxycodone), possession of drug paraphernalia, possession of CDS with intent to distribute within 500 feet of public housing, failure to install an interlock device, reckless driving and DWI, according to Port Authority police spokesman Joe Pentangelo.
At about 3:05 p.m. yesterday, a Port Authority police officer stationed at the Holland Tunnel in Jersey City received a report of a grey, 2015 Volkswagen traveling in the northern tube of the tunnel, striking the walls of the tunnel, officials said.
The officer intercepted the car and activated emergency light and sirens in an effort to pull the car over, also using a public address system to instruct the driver to pull over, yet Angen continued weaving through traffic, authorities said.
The Volkswagen continued traveling for three blocks after the officers initial instructions before finally stopping at the intersection of 14th Street and Jersey Avenue in Jersey City, police said.
The driver got out of his car and removed his sunglasses and the officer noted the driver’s pupils “were pinpoint even in shade.” Angen failed field sobriety tests and a prescription medication bottle with no label was on the vehicle’s front seat, officials said.
Police determined the driver was under the influence of a stimulant and narcotic Analgesic and he was arrested and his car was impounded, authorities said.
Angen had been charged with DWI five years prior, Pentangelo added.