Two Early Sunday Morning DWI Arrests Within Minutes of Each Other in Hoboken

Hoboken Police Detective / Lieutenant Danilo Cabrera reports that two, separate DWI incidents in Hoboken in the early morning hours of Sunday resulted in the arrests of two drivers, minutes apart.  One driver was a man, the other was a woman.                                                                                                                                                              In the first case, reported at approximately 3 am at 158  1st Street, 42-year old Eric Sanchez of Hoboken, was charged with driving while intoxicated.  Officer James Barbro located a vehicle wanted out of Kearny for being involved in a hit and run with rear bumper damage.  Cabrera says Sanchez was found sleeping in the driver’s seat with the vehicle engine turned off.

Offiicer Daniel Grossi arrived and approached Sanchez.  Grossi was able to wake Sanchez up and questioned him.  Grossi suspected that Sanchez under the influence of an intoxicant and had operated the vehicle he was sleeping in.   A Standardized Field Sobriety Test was performed and it determined that Sanchez was unable to safely operate a motor vehicle.  Sanchez was placed under arrest and transported to headquarters where he provided breath samples which were over the legal limit of .08% BAC.  Police issued Sanchez two motor vehicle summonses; Driving While Intoxicated and Reckless Driving. He was released to a responsible party and it considered innocent until proven guulty in a court of law.

Detective / Lieutenant Cabrera says the second DWI incident happened at 3:16 am yesterday morning.  This one involved 34-year old, Lodi resident Katherine Quiroz and it took place at 1100 Hudson Street.

Cabrera says Detective Edward Lepre observed a Toyota Camry parked illegally in the area of 11th and Hudson Street.  The vehicle was found running with a female sleeping in the driver’s seat and in neutral.  Lepre was able to wake up the female and ordered her to place the vehicle into park. The female was identified as Quiroz.  After speaking with her, Lepre suspected she was under the influence of an intoxicant.

Cabrera says Detective Lepre performed a field sobriety test and determined that Quiroz was unable to safely operate a motor vehicle. As a result, she was placed under arrest for Driving While Intoxicated.  She was transported to headquarters where she provided breath samples, the results of which were over the legal limit of .08% BAC.

Quiroz was issued two motor vehicle summons; Driving While Intoxicated and Parked within an Intersection.  She was released to a responsible party and is innocent until proven guilty in court.




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