A Union City man was charged with driving while intoxicated and assault after he crashed into a snow plow and then pushed a Port Authority police officer who tried to arrest him in Jersey City, authorities said.
By John Heinis/Hudson County View
Jermaine Davis, 38, of Union City, was charged with aggravated assault on a police officer, resisting arrest, driving while intoxicated, reckless driving, leaving the scene of an accident and possession of a controlled dangerous substance (cocaine), according to Port Authority police spokesman Joe Pentangelo.
At about 2 a.m. this morning, Port Authority police responded to a motor vehicle accident near the intersection of Marin Boulevard and 10th Street, where an SUV drove into the rear of a construction pay-loader that was removing snow along Marin Boulevard, officials said.
The officer pulled up to the scene and noted the SUV’s airbag had deployed and broken glass littered the vehicle. He saw Davis abandon the damaged SUV and walk away, authorities said.
The officer attempted to stop the suspect but he refused to stop and began to resist. Davis pushed the officer and attempted to wrestle with him, police said.
Additional officers arrived on the scene and subdued Davis before he was placed under arrest. He had an extremely strong odor of an alcoholic beverage on his breath and unsteady balance, officials said.
At the police station, a personal property inventory was conducted and he was found to possess a small Ziploc bag containing suspected cocaine, also warranting a drug possession charge, authorities said.