Jersey City Man Arrested in Hoboken For DWI and Drug Possession

Hoboken Detective Lieutenant Danilo Cabrera reports that yesterday, Monday, August 23, at about 5:10 PM, Police Officer Tyrone Huggins and Police Officer Marc Lombardi conducted a motor vehicle stop in the area of 4th and Jackson Streets. The vehicle was stopped for almost striking a pedestrian and parked cars.

After speaking to the driver, Officer Huggins and Officer Lombardi suspected the operator to be under the influence of an intoxicant. Police Officer Bianca Arroyo responded and conducted a standardized field sobriety test. As a result of the test, Officer Arroyo determined that the operator was unable to safely operate a motor vehicle.

The driver was identified as Johnny Suarez, a 37-year old male from Jersey City.  Suarez was placed under arrest for driving while intoxicated.  He was also found to be in possession of 16.7 ounces of suspected heroin, 2.2 ounces of suspected cocaine, and 0.3 ounces of suspected methamphetamine. Suarez was transported to headquarters and provided two breath samples for chemical testing.  He was tested by a drug recognition expert.

Suarez received the following motor vehicle summonses: Driving While intoxicated, reckless driving, and having an unregistered vehicle.

The following charges were placed on a warrant according to Cabrera: Possession with intent to Distribute Control Dangerous Substance (CDS) Heroin, Possession with intent to Distribute CDS Heroin within 500 feet of Public Housing, Possession with intent to Distribute CDS Heroin within 1000 feet of a School Zone, Possession with intent to Distribute CDS Cocaine, Possession with intent to Distribute CDS Cocaine within 500 feet of Public Housing, Possession with intent to Distribute CDS Cocaine within 1000 feet of a School Zone, Possession with intent to Distribute CDS Methamphetamine, Possession with intent to Distribute CDS Methamphetamine within 500 feet of Public Housing, Possession with intent to Distribute CDS Methamphetamine within 1000 feet of a School Zone, and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.

Suarez was transported to the Hudson County Correctional Facility.

He is presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.