Map Interactive local COVID-19 tracker
Contact Us
Paramus Daily Voice serves Oradell, Paramus & River Edge
Return to your home site


Paramus Daily Voice serves Oradell, Paramus & River Edge

Nearby Towns

Breaking News: One Dead, At Least Two Injured In Crash Off Route 80
DV Pilot Police & Fire

Police: River Edge Driver At Twice Legal DWI Limit Did 70+ MPH On GWB

PAPD GWB Photo Credit: PHOTO: Jerry DeMarco / INSET: PAPD

FORT LEE, N.J. -- A DWI driver from River Edge stopped for doing more than 70 miles an hour on the George Washington Bridge recorded nearly two times the legal limit on a breath test, authorities said.

Port Authority Police Officer Ed Berdecia spotted the blue, 2014 Honda sedan on the upper level of the bridge and pulled it over near a service station on westbound Route 4 around 4:30 a.m. Monday, the authority's Joseph Pentangelo said.

The driver, 23-year-old Luis F. Martinez, had a "breath that smelled of alcohol and a flushed face," Pentangelo said.

Martinez "swayed and used his arms to balance himself" during a field test and was arrested, he said. The car was also impounded.

Martinez was processed on charges of DWI, having an open container of alcohol in a motor vehicle, speeding and careless driving before being released to a responsible adult pending a hearing.

to sign up for Daily Voice's free daily emails and news alerts.

Welcome to

Paramus Daily Voice!

Serves Oradell, Paramus & River Edge

Hi! You've read our articles so we know you like our reporting. To keep reading please join our mailing list.

Get important news about your town as it happens.