Riverdale NJ police arrested a woman who allegedly drove while intoxicated (DWI) and tried to hide marijuana in her pants.
According to law enforcement, a Riverdale NJ patrolman observed the 48-year-old Sparta NJ woman swerving between lanes as she traveled on Route 23 in Riverdale, New Jersey. When the police officer pulled over the suspect and questioned her, she “appeared confused.”
The police officer then administered a field sobriety test, which the suspect reportedly failed. The officer subsequently arrested the suspect and transported her to the Riverdale police station.
While the suspect was in custody, she reportedly told the officer that she works as a literature professor at William Paterson University in Wayne, NJ.
Once the suspect arrived at the police station, she allegedly refused to cooperate with police. According to authorities, she made several “suspicious movements around the waistband of her pants.” Police later search the suspect and allegedly discovered a small amount of marijuana in her pants.
The suspect was eventually taken to a hospital via ambulance. When police attempted to search her before she got into the ambulance, the suspect allegedly threw herself onto the floor.
At the hospital, the suspect was allegedly difficult to deal with. According to officials, she fought with nurses.
Hospital staff allegedly found a small plastic container of marijuana after the suspect changed into hospital attire. Police believe that the suspect might have hid the marijuana container in her anal cavity.
The suspect was charged with a number of offenses, including driving while intoxicated (DWI), refusal to submit to a breath test, simple possession of marijuana, disorderly conduct, and obstruction of justice.
Police also issued the suspect citations for several traffic violations, including reckless driving and failure to maintain lane.
At a recent appearance in Riverdale Municipal Court, the suspect entered a not guilty plea to the charges.
For more information about this case, access the NJ.com article entitled “Professor Accused of Hiding Pot in Body Cavity Pleads Not Guilty, Attorney Says.”