Cranford Man Arrested for Driving While Under the Influence
Fairfield (NJ) The Fairfield Police Department announces the arrest of Vincent Lombardozzi (55) of Cranford, N.J. for driving while under the influence on December 29, 2013. On that date, at approximately 12:28 A.M., Officers Jeffrey Didyk and Brad Ahern were travelling on Route 46 East when they allegedly observed a 2008 Hyundai travelling in excess of the posted 50 M.P.H. speed limit. As they followed the vehicle it is alleged that it did not maintain its lane. The officers then attempted to initiate a stop of the vehicle by activating their lights and then siren. The vehicle did not immediately pull over but finally stopped in front of the Kings Inn hotel in Wayne, N.J. on Route 46 East. Lombardozzi was found to be the driver of the vehicle.
During the course of the stop, the officers allegedly made observations that indicated Lombardozzi exhibited signs of intoxication. The officers then attempted to administer field sobriety tests; however Lombardozzi allegedly became agitated at which time he was placed under arrest. He was transported to police headquarters for breath testing and his vehicle impounded pursuant to New Jersey law.
In addition to being charged with driving while intoxicated, Lombardozzi was also charged with driving while intoxicated within a school zone, speeding, careless driving and failure to wear a seatbelt. He was eventually released on his own recognizance with an initial court appearance date of January 9, 2013 in the Fairfield Municipal Court. (It should be noted that the charges against Lombardozzi are merely allegations and that he is presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law)
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