GLEN ROCK, NJ - A a 30-year-old Teaneck man demanded a drink of whiskey "before he would properly complete breath tests," according to police.
On April 21 at 3:19 a.m., police responded to a single vehicle motor vehicle accident on the 900 block of Maple Avenue. The officer found that a vehicle had struck a borough shade tree at the side of the road causing significant damage to the vehicle. During the course of the investigation the police officer determined the driver, Akyildiz Samet, was intoxicated and placed him under arrest for DWI.
While at police headquarters, Samet became belligerent and abusive toward officers and demanded a drink of whiskey prior to taking a breathalyzer test, according to the police report. He was subsequently charged with refusal to submit breath samples and was also found to have an active warrant issued by the East Brunswick Municipal Court.
Police said Samet's high level of intoxication and because no sober adult could be found to respond to police headquarters to pick him up and care for him, he was transported by ambulance to New Bridge Medical Center in Paramus for detox. This is in accordance with New Jersey’s Alcohol Treatment and Rehabilitation Act.
His wrecked vehicle was impounded in accords with John’s Law, police said. In addition to the DWI and refusal charges, the driver was charged with careless driving and being an unlicensed driver. The East Brunswick Police Department declined to act on its warrant due to the Samet's state and issued a new court date.