Teenage Driver Arrested On Alcohol & CDS Charges

On June 21, 2011 at about 3:25 p.m., Patrolman Kevin Florczak observed a Subaru turn left onto Chestnut Street from East Webster Avenue failing to yield to oncoming traffic and causing vehicles to quickly apply the brakes to avoid a collision. A motor vehicle stop on Chestnut Street at Charles Street resulted in the discovery of a red metal grinder containing a small amount of suspected marijuana and an opened one-liter bottle of Bacardi Grand Melon rum.

The driver, a 17-year-old male from Union, NJ was placed under arrest and charged with 2C:35-10(a)(4) (possession of marijuana), 2C:36-2 (possession of drug paraphernalia), and 2C:33-15(a) (possession of alcohol by a minor). He was released to a parent pending a family court hearing.

A passenger in the vehicle, a 16-year-old male from Roselle Park was released to a parent.

The driver was also issued traffic summonses for 39:4-97 (careless driving) and 39:4-49.1. (CDS in a motor vehicle).