Police: Union City man who crashed into 2 parked cars in Hoboken caught with crack, open beer


A Union City man crashed into two parked cars in Hoboken yesterday while he was believed to be high on crack cocaine, as well as in possession of an open beer,  police said.

By John Heinis/Hudson County View

Osiris Mosley, 39, of Union City, was charged with possession of a controlled dangerous substance (crack cocaine), driving under the influence of CDS, possession of narcotic paraphernalia, and resisting arrest, according to Police Det. Lt. Danilo Cabrera.

Additionally, he was also issued motor vehicle summonses for driving under the influence, failure to comply with officer’s directions, having an open alcoholic container in a motor vehicle, possession of controlled dangerous substance (crack cocaine) in a motor vehicle, leaving the scene of an accident, and reckless driving.

On Monday at about 9:49 a.m., Police Officer Arturo Gonzalez observed a white Nissan stopped in the middle of the street in the area of 221 Jackson St.

Gonzalez believed the vehicle was disabled and approached on foot, prompting the operator to drive away heading northbound. Moments later, the operator struck a parked vehicle in the area of 326 Jackson St.

The operator did not stop and left the scene of the accident driving northbound. Gonzalez and Sergeant Nicholas Burke, who was now on scene, began to chase after the vehicle on foot.

At this time, Sgt. Joseph Lucignano was at 4th and Jackson Street in his radio car when the operator drove by him and seconds later crashed into a second park vehicle in the area of 415 Jackson St., leaving the Nissan disabled.

Lucignano and Gonzalez approached and placed the driver under arrest. He was identified as Mosley, who was found to be in possession of drug paraphernalia, three clear plastic vials with red caps containing a white rocky/powdery substance believed to be crack, and an open can of beer was found in the vehicle.

Police Officer Dylan Archilla and Gonzalez transported Osiris to police headquarters for processing.

The investigation led officers to believe that Osiris was under the influence of an intoxicant and therefore was charged with DUI, along with the other aforementioned charges and traffic violations.

After being processed, he was released to a responsible party, authorities said.

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