Police: Man with butcher’s knife in car charged with DUI, spits at Secaucus cops at station


A man with a butcher’s knife in the car was charged with driving under the influence after hitting a concrete barrier on Route 3 West, later spitting at a Secaucus police officers while being processed at headquarters, authorities said.

By John Heinis/Hudson County View

Amidou Ganame, 32, of New York, New York, was initially charged with DUI, eluding, and unlawful possession of a weapon (butcher’s knife) last week, according to Police Chief Dennis Miller.

On January 27th at approximately 12:33 a.m., Secaucus police received a report of a vehicle that was driving erratically and had struck a concrete barrier on Route 3 West.

The vehicle in question was eventually located on Route 120 where a motor vehicle stop of the vehicle was successfully conducted on Route 17 in Hasbrouck Heights. During the
investigation, police arrested Ganame on the aforementioned charges.

Ganame was served his complaint summons, along with his motor vehicle summons for DUI and an additional six motor vehicle summonses and was released from police

Then, at roughly, 3:38 p.m. on the same day, Ganame entered Secaucus Police
Headquarters and was found to be acting erratically in the lobby: screaming, spitting towards officers, and attempting to grab an officer, Miller told HCV.

As a result, Ganame was arrested and charged with aggravated assault/throwing bodily fluids at a law enforcement officer, and disorderly conduct.

Ganame was served his complaint warrant and was subsequently transported to the
Hudson County Correctional Facility, officials said.

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