A Secaucus woman was arrested last Sunday for having a bat in her car after a routine traffic stop, despite no evidence that the bat had been used or was planned to be used for any other criminal activity.
The woman, 23 year old Samantha Bono, was arrested and charged with throwing objects out of her car window and refusing to stop. Secaucus police have yet to respond to HudsonTV inquiries about the legal reasons for the arrest and we will update this story if more information becomes available.
The original incident information from the police read as follows: “On October 9th at 10:48am, during a motor vehicle stop in the area of 1379 Paterson Plank Road for failure to give proper signal, 23yo female from Secaucus NJ, Samantha F. Bono was arrested. Bono was charged with possessing a bat for an unlawful purpose (Possession of a Weapon for an Unlawful Purpose). Bono was also issued motor vehicle summonses for failure to give proper signal, failure to stop, and throwing objects from a motor vehicle. Bono was processed and released on a summons.”