Passenger Seatblet Violation Ends In CDS Arrest For Driver

On September 2, 2011 at about 6:03 p.m., Patrolman Kevin Florczak observed a white Acura traveling westbound on East Westfield Avenue. The passenger of the vehicle was not wearing a seatbelt in violation of 39:3-76.2(f). A motor vehicle stop resulted in the discovery of a hand-rolled cigar containing suspected marijuana.

The driver, Joao Marques, age 30 of Elizabeth, NJ was placed under arrest and charged with 2C:35-10(a)(4) (possession of marijuana) and 39:4-49.1 (CDS in a motor vehicle). He was released pending future Roselle Park Municipal Court appearance on September 8, 2011.

The passenger was issued a summons for 39:3-76.2(f) (no seatbelt).