Secaucus man charged with DWI after falling asleep at the wheel, tries to head butt cop


A Secaucus man was charged with driving while intoxicated after falling asleep at the wheel, attempted to head butt the officer who was arresting him, police said.
By John Heinis/Hudson County View

Euclides Cruz, 40, of Secaucus, was charged with driving while intoxicated and resisting arrest, according to Police Chief Dennis Miller.

Yesterday at about 8:30 a.m., Secaucus police observed a motor vehicle parked in the area of Schopmann Drive with the engine on and reverse lights illuminated.

The officer approached the vehicle and observed that the individual within the vehicle was slumped over with his head leaning towards the steering wheel. Despite efforts to wake him, he remained unresponsive, Miller explained in an email.

After several minutes, the driver gained full consciousness and opened the driver side window. As he opened the window the officer detected an odor of an alcoholic beverage coming from inside his vehicle.

He then got out of the vehicle and was later placed under arrest. During the course of the arrest he attempted to head butt the arresting officer, authorities said.

Cruz was issued his complaint summons, along with three motor vehicle summonses, and he was subsequently released to the custody of another adult.

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