HOBOKEN, NJ - A Teaneck man cranking tunes on Washington Street after midnight ended up singing the blues after finding himself in the Hoboken Police Station.

Early this morning at about 12:14 AM, Officer Christopher Barral and Officer Joshua Campoverde approached a motor vehicle parked in a loading zone in the area of 120 Washington Street. According to the Hoboken Police Department, music emanating from the vehicle was audible over a block away.

Officers initially approached the operator and warned him of the loud music violation, at which point he complied and lowered the music. However, the music was turned back up as the officers pulled away—in violation of the city ordinance—causing them to return and conduct a motor vehicle stop.

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Officer Barral approached the operator and soon suspected that Mario Aguilar, 21, was under the influence of alcohol. Officer Domenick Allegretta responded to conduct a field sobriety test, and determined that Aguilar was unable to safely operate a motor vehicle.

Aguilar was placed under arrest and transported to headquarters for processing. Aguilar refused to provide a breath sample and as a result was issued a summons for Refusal to Submit to Chemical Testing. Aguilar was also issued summonses for Driving While Intoxicated, Reckless Driving, Failure to Exhibit Insurance Card, and City Ordinance Violation for Playing Loud Music from a Motor Vehicle.

Aguilar was released to a responsible party, and is innocent until proven guilty.

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