38-year old, Jersey City resident Nelson Ricaurte, by arrested by Hoboken Police at 11:17 p.m. on Sunday at 2 14th Street, near Sinatra Drive North. According to Detective/Lieutenant Danilo Cabrera, Commander of the Investigation Bureau, Ricaurte is charged with possession of phencyclidine (CDC), possession of drug paraphernalia, and various motor vehicle offenses, including driving under the influence, reckless driving and driving while suspended.
At 10:47 Sunday night, police responded to a call that a vehicle crashed onto the sidewalk near 14th Street and Sinatra Drive North. It was also reported that the vehicle’s occupants walked away from the crash.
Cabrera says police were given a description of the occupants and the direction they headed when leaving the scene. When Officer Anthony Rutkowski arrived, the vehicle was empty. He began a search of the area and found one of the occupants who fit a description police had been given earlier.
Rutkowski believed the male, who turned out to be Ricaurte, was the vehicle’s driver. He also determined he was intoxicated and unfit to operate a motor vehicle. A search of the vehicle by one of the other officers who responded to the scene found a small, glass vial filled with a brown liquid. The liquid turned out to be a controlled dangerous substance.
Ricaurte was arrested and taken to the Hudson County Correctional Facility in Kearny.
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