A North Bergen woman repeatedly told Port Authority police outside the Holland Tunnel in Jersey City that she was “looking for New Jersey” before admitting she “had a few drinks” and got charged with driving while intoxicated, authorities said.
By John Heinis/Hudson County View
Karol Andino, 31, of North Bergen, was charged with driving while intoxicated and careless driving at 2:30 a.m. this morning, according to Port Authority police spokesman Joe Pentangelo.
At 13th and Provost Streets in Jersey City near the Holland Tunnel entrance, a Port Authority police officer was on duty and saw the suspect drive up and step out of a 2000 Volkswagon Beetle, police said.
The officer approached Andino, who stated that she was “looking for New Jersey.” He advised her she was in New Jersey, noticing her eyes were red and watery, before she again repeated “I’m looking for New Jersey,” officials said.
She presented the officer with her driver’s license and volunteered she “had a few drinks.” She was unsteady on her feet and she was swaying after exiting the vehicle, authorities said.
Andino failed a field sobriety test and her breathalyzer test gave a reading of .25, over three times the legal limit, and was arrested, police said.