According to authorities, the 50-year-old suspect was driving a car with an Englewood NJ woman, her 14-year-old daughter, and her 1-month-old granddaughter as passengers.
Shortly after the suspect began driving the car, the woman reportedly smelled alcohol on his breath. She told the suspect to stop the vehicle and let her, as well as her child and grandchild, out of the vehicle. The suspect then brought the vehicle to a stop and allowed the passengers to get out of the car.
Not long after that, the woman contacted the Englewood Police Department and reported the incident to law enforcement. Englewood police were able to locate the suspect by tracing a cell phone left behind in the car. Police found the suspect at his residence, which is located on Oakland Street in Englewood, NJ.
When police officers attempted to arrest the suspect, he reportedly resisted arrest. According to authorities, the suspect got violent and punched, kicked, and bit the officers. Police eventually managed to subdue the suspect by using a taser.
Three police officers were later transported to Englewood Hospital, where they received medical treatment for a number of minor injuries. The suspect also went to the hospital for medical treatment.
The suspect was charged with several criminal offenses, including child endangerment, criminal restraint. Additionally, he was charged with aggravated assault on a police officer, resisting arrest, and obstruction of justice for allegedly fighting with Englewood police officers.
After being arrested and charged, the suspect was taken to Bergen County Jail in Hackensack, New Jersey. He was being held at the jail in lieu of $302,500 bail.
For further information about this case, view the NJ.com article entitled “Drunken Englewood Man Takes Family on Wild Ride, Fights Cops, Police Say.”