The Riverdale Police Department received a report of an accident on Mathews Avenue. When a police officer arrived at the scene, he saw that an Audi had driven off the road and crashed into a utility pole.
The 27-year-old driver, who is from Wayne NJ, was unable to open his doors because they had been badly damaged in the accident. He eventually got out of the vehicle by climbing through the trunk.
The officer questioned the driver about the accident and smelled alcohol on the man’s breath. Additionally, the suspect allegedly exhibited other signs of intoxication, including slurred speech and bloodshot eyes.
The police officer administered field sobriety tests, which the suspect allegedly failed. The officer then placed the suspect under arrest.
After the suspect was transported to Riverdale police headquarters, he reportedly became “antagonistic” to a police officer. When the officer tried to administer an Alcotest exam, the suspect reportedly “refused to follow directions.”
Police also allege that the suspect taunted multiple officers about their ethnicities and personal lives.
At one point, the suspect allegedly tried to climb the bars of the holding cell he had been placed in.
Additionally, the suspect was charged with disorderly conduct as a result of his alleged unruly behavior toward officers at the police station.
For more information about this case, view the NJ.com article entitled “Intoxicated Man Taunted Officers, Climbed Bars of Jail Cell, Riverdale Cops Say.”