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Police Charge Jersey City Man Found Asleep Behind Wheel, With DUI

28-year-old Ravi Patel of Jersey City was charged with DUI after he was found sleeping behind the wheel by Port Authority police.

According to a spokesman for the police department, Patel was behind the wheel in Jersey City traffic causing traffic to build behind him. The incident took place around 1 am at Central and Pavonia avenues, told spokesman Joe Pentangelo who is with Port Authority police.

When officers roused Patel, they found him incoherent with slurred speech. He groggily uttered that he had just left a bar.

Police records showed that Patel had five outstanding warrants, from Secaucus and Carlstadt, and three warrants from Rutherford, that totaled $2,450.

He was charged with DUI and reckless driving.

News Source: www.NJ.com



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