On August 21, 2010, Roselle Park Police conducted a DWI checkpoint in the borough resulting in a total of nine (9) total arrests.
Throughout the evening checkpoint over (270) vehicles were stopped resulting in:
- 56 summonses
- 8 cars impounded for DWI offenses
- 9 arrests in total
- 7 arrests involving driving while under the influence
Other charges filed as a result of checkpoint were:
- 1 charge of possession of under 50 grams marijuana
- 2 obstructing the administration of law
- 1 contempt of court
- 2 refusals to submit to the breath tests
Specifically, at 3:20 am, (Sunday morning) during the checkpoint, officer’s advised a driver to stop at the checkpoint. The driver, identified as Oscar Osorto, age 30, of Amper Parkway, Bloomfield, NJ, driving a 2003 Ford Explorer slowed for officers initially in the area of W. Westfield Ave and Seaton Ave.
Patrolman Richard Gaylord, who was on foot and wearing a reflective traffic vest, approached the vehicle from the front for further investigation. Osorto then accelerated the vehicle toward Patrolman Gaylord, almost striking the officer. Patrolman Nicholas Vaughan and Patrolman Richard Gaylord then entered a marked patrol vehicle attempting to make a motor vehicle stop with lights and siren activated. The vehicle continued to accelerate from the scene, eventually entering the Garden State Parkway, southbound, traveling all the way through the Sayreville toll plaza (express EZ Pass lanes). The NJ State Police assisted with trooper vehicles standing by in the area of the Sayreville tolls. Osorto eventually stopped just past the Sayreville exit 125. Osorto and his passenger were apprehended safely by Patrolman Vaughan and Gaylord with the assistance of troopers as backup.
Osorto was charged the following offenses:
- Aggravated assault with a weapon (vehicle)
- Eluding police
- Obstruction of the administration of the law
- (13) motor vehicle offenses including reckless, DWI and refusal to submit to breath test.
The passenger, Layner Garcia, age 31 of Amper Parkway, Bloomfield, NJ was charged with obstruction of the administration of law.
Osorto was committed to Union County Jail in lieu of $50,000.00 bail. Garcia was committed to Union County Jail in lieu of 1,500.00 bail.