HAWTHORNE, NJ - A 23 year old woman from Little Falls was taken into custody by the Hawthorne Police on August 21 after a traffic stop escalated, leading to a confrontation inside a local business.
Ladonna Nathan, driving a white 2011 Honda Accord, was pulled over at 3:33 p.m. after a police officer observed her obstructing Goffle Road near Wagaraw Road, causing a traffic delay. According to police, Nathan attempted to exit the vehicle, although the officer told her to remain inside until the traffic stop was complete. "The officer gave the above party several summonses and the party was free to go," Hawthorne Police said, but Nathan allegedly took the documents and threw them down in front of the police. She then left, going inside an undisclosed local business. The police followed her inside, instructing her to go out again and that she would be further ticketed for littering.
Nathan reportedly refused to comply and said they should mail them to her instead, and began cursung at the officers, "causing a scene" inside the place of business. She pulled away from the police when they attempted to handcuff her and place her under arrest, but was eventually taken to headquartered to be processed.
Nathan was charged with resisting arrest, obstruction, littering, disoderly conduct, delaying traffic, and failure to have liability insurance on a motor vehicle.
She was released, pending a court date.
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