According to law enforcement, the 38-year-old suspect was driving his blue Saab in the direction of the George Washington Bridge when a Port Authority traffic officer stopped his vehicle. The suspect was reportedly traveling in the express bus lane as he approached the bridge, leading the officer to pull over the vehicle. The incident occurred shortly before 9:00 a.m.
The suspect, who resides in Newark, appeared to be intoxicated or under the influence of drugs when the police officer questioned him.
The suspect also allegedly tried to conceal a bag of heroin in the front passenger seat as he spoke with the Port Authority officer.
Sometime after he was arrested, the suspect allegedly told police that he bought six bags of heroin in Newark NJ and then consumed three of the bags before getting behind the wheel of his car.
The suspect was subsequently charged with several crimes, including possession of heroin, possession of drug paraphernalia, possession of a CDS in a motor vehicle, driving under the influence of drugs (DUI), and theft of movable property. The suspect was also issued several traffic citations, including failure to observe signs, driving without insurance, driving with a suspended license, and driving with an expired license.
Authorities also said that the suspect is wanted on eight outstanding arrest warrants stemming from earlier incidents in eight other municipalities.
For more information about this case, view the NJ.com article entitled “Intoxicated Driver Tried Hiding Heroin While Talking to Officer, Cops Say.”