A 48-year-old Union City man arrested for driving while intoxicated threatened to hurt officers while who were transporting him to headquarters for processing, authorities said.
Hoboken officers pulled the driver of a black Mazda over after they noticed he was stopped in traffic near 100 Marshall St., around 8 p.m. Sunday, Det. Lt. Danilo Cabrera said.
The officers approached the driver, identified as Rafael Ventura, and noticed an empty bottle of alcohol in plain view, in the back seat, Cabrera said.
Ventura failed a subsequent field sobriety test and was placed under arrest, police said.
"During the transport and processing, Ventura had made threats to cause bodily harm towards [the officers]," Cabrera said.
Ventura was charged with terroristic threats, DWI, reckless driving, possession of an open container of an alcoholic beverage, and released on a summons.
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