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Hostile Drunken Driving Suspect Faces DWI Charges In Hopatcong

HOPATCONG – 40-year-old Pedro Carrillo of Rockaway was charged with DWI and a number of other offenses after he was reported to the authorities by a motorist.

According to police reports, the motorist, who was driving behind Carrillo’s vehicle, alerted the police when he saw Carrillo swerving the double yellow line.

The incident took place on River Styx Road and Carrillo also nearly hit a guardrail while driving drunk.

When police arrived at the scene, they saw Carrillo pulling his vehicle out the wrong way on Old Lakeside Boulevard, which is a one-way street. Officer David Kraus who was present at the scene also reported that Carrillo went through a red light too.

When Kraus stopped the vehicle on Crescent Road, Carrillo told him that he had no right to stop him. He also refused to perform field sobriety tests.

The Hopatcong police officer charged him with DWI and brought him to the police headquarters. The arrest took place at 8 pm Friday.

Carrillo’s hostility continued at the police headquarters also. He was asked to give breath samples which he refused. Police reported that he also refused to call someone to come and pick him from the headquarters and threw the cell phone he was handed in his cell to call someone.

According to Kraus, he even threatened to assault the officer after his release the next morning.

Carrillo faces multiple charges including driving while intoxicated in a school zone, refusing to perform field sobriety tests, refusing to give breath samples for testing, failing to keep right, driving without a seat belt, driving on a one-way street, driving the wrong way and disorderly conduct.

News Source: www.NJ.com

Leckerman