Sheriff: ‘Belligerent’ woman charged with DWI after crashing into NB light pole


A Newark woman acted “belligerent” while refusing to submit to a breathalyzer test administered by police after crashing into a North Bergen light pole, according to Hudson County Sheriff Frank Schillari. 

Sheriff's car

By John Heinis/Hudson County View

“A Sheriff’s K9 Unit Officer was on patrol in the area of John F. Kennedy Boulevard and 28th Street [at] approximately 9:30 p.m., when he came across a black Infiniti car on the sidewalk that has crashed into a light pole,” Schillari said in a statement.

The Officer immediately went to render aid to the driver and as he approached and began to speak with the woman, he could smell a strong odor of alcohol, officials said.

The driver, Beatrice Bellamy, 47 of Newark, was transported to the Jersey City Medical Center by North Bergen EMS, police said.

Once at the hospital, Bellamy became disorderly and started yelling and cursing at the emergency room staff, as well as sheriff’s officers, authorities said.

Additionally, she refused to be treated by medical staff and was then taken to the Hudson County Sheriff’s Patrol Headquarters for a breathalyzer test, explained Schillari.

While in the sheriff’s custody, she remained belligerent and refused to give samples of her breath. Bellamy was charged with driving while intoxicated, refusing to submit to a breathalyzer test and careless driving, officials said.

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