HAWTHORNE, NJ - According to the Hawthorne Police Department, on December 4, at approximately 5:48 p.m., police officers responded to a motor vehicle accident on Lafayette Avenue. Police said that when they arrived, Heather Lawson, a 43 year old woman from Wyckoff, was asking after the well being of other individuals involved in the incident. When police spoke with her, they detected the smell of an alcoholic drink.
The police said they had her perform field sobriety tests as a result. She allegedly attempted some of them, but then said "I ain't doing your test." She was subsequently placed under arrest and taken down the street to the police headquarters. While there, police said she "became irate and refused to cooperate with officers."
The owner of the vehicle, Richard Kammen, was issued summonses for "Allowing a Suspended Driver to Operate a Vehicle" and "Allowing a Person Under the Influence to Operate a Motor Vehicle."
Lawson was charged with "Aggravated Assault by Auto," "Driving While Under the Influence," "Refusal to Submit to Chemical Test," "Consent to Take Samples of Breath," "Driving while intoxicated within 1000 ft of a School," "Driving after Drivers License Suspended," Careless Driving Causing Property Damage," "Reckless Driving," "Failure to Maintain Lane," "Failure to Possess Drivers License," "Failure to Notify DMV of Address Change," and "Driving with an Expired License."
With a pending court date, both individuals were then released.
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