Fairfield (NJ) The Fairfield Police Department announces the arrest of Angel Maldonado (56) of Paterson, N.J. for driving under the influence on April 13, 2017.
On that date, at approximately 12:46 AM, Officer Sean McCormack was on patrol on Plymouth Street when he observed a 2005 Chrysler that allegedly failed to stop for the stop sign at the intersection of Plymouth Street and Horseneck Road. The vehicle then proceeded south on Horseneck Road where it allegedly drifted out of the lane of travel and struck a curb. It was then stopped and found to be operated by Maldonado.
It is alleged that during his interaction with the officer, Maldonado displayed signs and symptoms consistent with being under the influence to include a strong odor of an alcoholic beverage coming from his breath, bloodshot and watery eyes with droopy eyelids, slurred speech and fumbling hand movements. Standardized field sobriety tests were administered, and based upon the totality of the circumstances, Maldonado was placed under arrest. His vehicle was impounded pursuant to New Jersey law. He was then transported to police headquarters in order to provide breath samples.
In addition to driving under the influence, Maldonado was also charged with driving under the influence in a school zone, failure to maintain a lane, careless driving and failure to observe a traffic control device. He was released on his own recognizance pending an appearance in the Fairfield Municipal Court on April 20, 2017.
(It should be noted that the charges against Maldonado are merely allegations and that he is presumed innocent until he either pleads guilty or is found guilty in a court of law)
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