Jersey City Man Facing Charges After Ramming Police Car While Driving Drunk
38-year-old Raymond Aguiar of Jersey City, who is facing charges after ramming a police car while driving drunk, made his first court appearance.
According to officials, Aguiar assaulted three police officers who were in their cruiser, and he refused to pull over while driving drunk.
Aguiar, who is a resident of the 700 block of Newark Avenue, had his bail set at $75,000 cash or bond. He appeared in Central Judicial Processing court in Jersey City via a video link from Hudson County jail in Kearny.
He is facing several charges including aggravated assault of three police officers after he rammed their vehicle. Apart from this charge, he also faced charges of eluding police, resisting arrest and possession of a motor vehicle master key. He is also facing criminal charges of possessing one bag of suspected cocaine, possession of two bags of suspected heroin and receiving stolen property in regard to a 1997 Honda Civic.
According to the prosecutor, Aguiar rammed the police vehicle while he was under the influence. He also eluded some unmarked cars as well as a marked car which was called in and then he rammed a police cruiser and also resisted arrest.
His past record shows that Aguiar has 22 prior arrests and numerous other convictions. He has faced criminal convictions for robbery as well as six disorderly persons convictions. Some of his other criminal convictions include eluding police, receiving stolen property, possession with intent to distribute within 1,000 feet of school property, possession of a vehicle master key, theft as well as two counts each of drug possession and burglary.
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