A Teaneck man has been charged with driving while intoxicated in Hoboken after playing loud music in his car that could be heard from a block away drew attention to his vehicle, police said.
Mario Aguilar, 21, of Teaneck, was charged with DWI, refusal to submit to chemical testing, reckless driving, failure to exhibit an insurance card, and violating a city ordinance regarding playing loud music from a motor vehicle, according to Police Det. Lt. Danilo Cabrera.
This morning at approximately 12:14 a.m., Officers Christopher Barral and Joshua Campoverde approached a motor vehicle parked in a loading zone in the area of 120 Washington St., authorities said.
The officers were able to hear the music being played from the vehicle from about a block away. They approached the operator and warned him of the loud music violation. The operator complied and lowered the music.
As soon as the officers pulled away, the music was turned back up in violation of the city ordinance. The officers returned and conducted a motor vehicle stop. Barral approached the driver and while interacting with him, developed a belief that he was drunk.
Therefore, Officer Domenick Allegretta responded and conducted a field sobriety test. The operator was identified as Aguilar. At the completion of the field sobriety test, Allegretta determined that Aguilar was unable to safely operate a motor vehicle.
Aguilar was placed under arrest and transported to headquarters for processing. Aguilar refused to provide a breath sample, and as a result, was issued a summons for refusal to submit to chemical testing.
After being processed, Aguilar was released to a responsible party, officials said.