A New York man was charged with driving while intoxicated in Hoboken after hitting three parked cars and flipping his vehicle last week, police said.
By John Heinis/Hudson County View
Glen Bland, 43, of New York, New York, was charged with DWI and refusal to submit to chemical testing, according to Police Det. Lt. Danilo Cabrera.
On Tuesday, July 20th at around 10:40 p.m., Police Officer Enrico Gnassi responded to the area of 7th and Grand Streets on a report of a motor vehicle crash. Upon arrival, Gnassi observed a black Chevrolet had struck three parked vehicles and flipped onto the driver’s side.
The vehicle’s operator was located sitting on steps on the north side of 7th Street. Lt. Jonathan Butler and Police Officer Armando Caraballo also responded and interviewed the operator.
Butler suspected that the driver, identified as Bland, was under the influence of an intoxicant. Police Officer Tyler Soto responded and conducted a standardized field sobriety test.
Soto determined that Bland was unable to safely operate a motor vehicle in a safe manner and was placed under arrest for DWU. Bland was transported to police headquarters where he refused to provide breath samples for chemical testing.
Bland received his motor vehicle summonses before being released to a responsible party with a court date, authorities said.
This was at least the third DWI in the Mile Square City in the past week, with Jonathan Madden, 56, of Hoboken, being charged with DWI, refusal to submit to chemical testing, and reckless driving on Friday after hitting a parked car’s rear driver’s side door.
Additionally, Ryan Sibole, 31, of Toms River, faces identical charges after standing on top of his red Buick and screaming on Sunday afternoon, with officers determining he had just been operating the vehicle and was under the influence, officials said.