‘Odor of alcohol’ leads to Woodbridge man’s arrest in Hoboken

HOBOKEN – A 27-year-old man whom police allege had “bloodshot eyes” and “slurred” speech was arrested on Sunday for driving while intoxicated (DWI) and with an expired registration, a press release from the Hoboken Police Department said.
A DWI checkpoint at 12:08 a.m. on Sunday, Dec. 20 in the area of 400 Newark St. (near the city’s southern border) led to a stop of Pass Galen who, police allege, failed a sobriety test. He was transported to headquarters, issued summonses, and later released to a “responsible party.”
Galen’s arrest is the tip of the iceberg, as Hoboken is one of many cities in the U.S participating in the “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” program that runs through January 1, 2016. Police recommend drivers spend the night where a party is held, contact law enforcement, and/or use mass transit.
“This is a critical law enforcement program that can save lives during a time of the year when impaired driving traditionally increases by nearly 10 percent,” said Chief Kenneth Ferrante in a statement earlier this month. “People that choose to get behind the wheel after drinking alcohol or using drugs pose a grave danger to all roadway users and this initiative is designed to bring attention to this important issue.”

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