West New York – A local man has been charged with endangering the welfare of a child and driving under the influence.
A local man has been charged with endangering the welfare of a child and driving under the influence.
Blasdemil Nunez was observed running a stop sign while speeding and swerving down 6112 Palisade Avenue.
Nunez ignored Officer Munoz’s lights and sirens alerting him to stop and pull over.
He pulled into his driveway, parked in his assigned spot and got out of the car.
Munoz advised Nunez to get back into his car but he refused. The officer had to give him two more commands to enter his car before the 41-year-old complied.
Munoz called for backup. When other officers arrived and approached the car to ask Nunez for ID, he appeared disoriented with bloodshot eyes and denied drinking prior to the stop.
They also saw a child in the back seat. It was Nunez’s daughter Alexandra.
During this time, his wife Oksana approached the car and told officers that her husband might be driving under the influence. They allowed her to remove the 3-year-old from the car.
A field sobriety test was conducted on Nunez and he was arrested. He was then transferred to Guttenberg Police Department for a Breathalyzer test since WNY’s is currently inoperable.
Nunez had a blood alcohol content (BAC) of .17% and was transported back to the WNY Police for further processing.
He was issued multiple summons for reckless driving, careless driving, DUI, DUI near a school zone (P.S. 6) and DUI with a minor in vehicle.
Officers contacted the Division of Youth and Family Services regarding the incident. The North Hudson Office is investigating.