Drunken WNY Man Takes Swing at Police After Crashing Pick Up Truck in Little Ferry

Photo Credit:  Little Ferry Police Dept.                                                                                                                                                                                                         38-year old, Francis J. Ciprian of West New York is in hot water.  The dailyvoice.com was the first to report that Ciprian crashed his pickup truck on Gates Road in Little Ferry after hitting containers around 4 in the morning on Sunday, August 28.

Ciprian, according to police, walked away from the crash, but returned after police arrived. During the police investigation, Ciprian returned, screaming obscenities at the officers.  When police asked him if he would consent to going to the hospital because the cuts and scrapes on his hands, he refused and continued to act aggressively toward the police officers.

Little Ferry Police contacted Moonachie Police to provide assistance because Ciprian continued to act uncontrollable.   Police handcuffed him and transported him to Little Ferry Police Headquarters.

When Police removed a handcuff in oder to restrain Ciprian to a bench at headquarters, he reportedly lunged at the officer and threw a punch with a closed fist. Police were able to get him back in handcuffs.

Among the charges against Ciprian are two counts each of aggravated assault on a police officer, making terroristic threats, plus a summons for the pickup truck crash.

He spent a day in the Bergen County Jail before a judge ordered his release.