A car passenger was arrested for yelling and cursing at Hoboken police officers as the driver was being charged with driving while intoxicated, authorities said.
Dayan Flores, 22, of North Arlington, was charged with DWI, failure to observe a traffic control signal, and reckless driving, according to Police Det. Lt. Danilo Cabrera.
Additionally, Danny Rivera, 26, Newark, was charged with obstructing administration of law and resisting arrest.
Yesterday at about 10:10 p.m., Sgt. Luke Zeszotarski and Police Officer Francis McCourt conducted a motor vehicle stop in the area of 1100 Sinatra Drive. Zeszotarski and McCourt had observed a white Honda Civic fail to observe a red traffic signal at the intersection of 14th and Hudson Street.
As a result, McCourt approached the driver, who was identified as Flores. As he spoke with the driver, McCourt began to suspect that she was under the influence of an intoxicant. As a result, Police Officer John Rutkowski responded and conducted a field sobriety test on Flores.
He determined that Flores was unable to safely operate a motor vehicle and was placed under arrest for Driving While Intoxicated. As Flores was being placed under arrest, the front passenger started to yell and curse at the officers.
Zeszotarski attempted to speak to the passenger, identified as Rivera, and informed him to gather his personal belongings because the vehicle was being towed. Rivera continued to dismiss their request and interfered with the tow processes.
Rivera was placed under arrest and was transported to police headquarters for processing. He also had a failure to appear warrant out of Newark and was released on his own recognizance, police said.