Police: Woman under 21 charged with DWI in Hoboken, caught with open vodka bottle, weed


A woman under the legal drinking age was charged with driving while intoxicated after going the wrong way down a one-way street, with authorities later discovering an open vodka bottle and a small amount of marijuana inside the car. 

By John Heinis/Hudson County View

Zuri Norfleet, 20, of Orange, was charged with charged with hindering apprehension, providing false identification, possession of a controlled dangerous substance (marijuana) under 50 grams, possession of CDS Paraphernalia, underage consumption, underage DWI, reckless driving, possession of CDS in a motor vehicle, driving the wrong way on a one way, having an open alcoholic container in a motor vehicle and being an unlicensed driver, according to Police Det. Lt. Edgardo Cruz.

While patrolling the area yesterday around 1:01 a.m., Officer Anthony Rutkowski observed a 2011 Chevy pull out of a parking spot at a high rate of speed and he then observed the vehicle travel east on Second Street – going the wrong way down a one-way street, police said.

A motor vehicle stop was conducted and as Rutkowski approached the driver’s side window, he immediately detected the odor of burnt marijuana and alcohol from the inside of the vehicle, officials said.

The driver handed Rutkowski credentials belonging to another person who was not present. It was later determined they belonged to a relative. Norfleet was asked to step out in order to conduct a Field Sobriety Test which she was not able to complete properly, authorities said.

She was the placed under arrest, and inside the vehicle, officers located an open bottle of vodka and a small ziplock bag of suspected marijuana in plan view, police said.

At headquarters, she provided a breath sample and was found to be under the limit. She was later released to a responsible party after being given several summonses for the offenses, officials said.

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