Friday, July 4, 2014

Press Release 7/4/2014

On Sunday, June 29, 2014 at 3:36 am Bergenfield Police Officers were dispatched to the intersection of South Prospect Avenue and Reid Avenue on the report of a single motor vehicle crash into a utility pole.

Upon arrival, Officer Ahmed Alagha observed a utility pole with severe damage and a black Dodge pickup crashed into a nearby tree.  Officer Alagha spoke with a male who identified himself as the driver of the pick-up truck. The driver did not report any injuries at that time. Further investigation  by the officer found an odor of alcoholic beverage emanating from the driver along with other signs of him possibly being under the influence of an intoxicating liquor or drug.  The driver was identified as Allan J. Martin Jr., age 23, of Bergenfield.

Officer Alagha had Martin perform field sobriety tests at the scene and after testing, he was arrested for suspected DWI. Martin was transported to police headquarters for processing and breath testing.  While at headquarters, a minor injury was observed and emergency medical services responded. After being evaluated by medical technicians from the Bergenfield Volunteer Ambulance Corps, he refused medical aid or transport to a hospital. Processing continued and Martin provided breath samples.  After completing all testing and processing, Martin was issued motor vehicle summonses for DWI and Reckless Driving. He was released to a family member at 05:06 AM and advised to appear in Bergenfield Municipal Court on July 16, 2014 at 4:00 PM.

 PSE&G was notified of the damage to the utility pole and responded to the scene for repairs.

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