Bayonne man arrested for DWI
Robert O’Neill, 42, of West 9th Street in Bayonne was arrested on June 21 and charged with driving while intoxicated within 1,000 feet of a school (Bailey), reckless driving, failure to observe a signal (red light), and consumption of alcoholic beverage in a motor vehicle, according to the Bayonne Police Department.
The charges stemmed from a call at 5:46 p.m. that day of a motor vehicle accident at 11th Street and Kennedy Boulevard, according to Police Capt. Walter Rogers.
Officers dispatched to the scene found O’Neill standing at the intersection, allegedly unsteady and in a daze, according to the officers, Rogers said.
Officers said they detected the smell of alcohol emanating from his breath, and when O’Neill went to retrieve his paperwork from his car, officers allegedly observed a bottle of vodka on the passenger side floor, according to Rogers. O’Neill was then given a field sobriety test, which he allegedly failed with a .025 reading, nearly three times the legal limit.
The 78-year-old man and 83-year-old woman involved in the accident with O’Neill complained of pain and were taken to Bayonne Medical Center by McCabe Ambulance, according to Rogers.
O’Neill was released on summons, Rogers said.
City resident charged with receiving stolen property
Kenneth Kelly, 50, of Kelly Parkway in Bayonne was arrested on June 25 for allegedly receiving stolen property, according to the Bayonne Police Department.
While on patrol, a police officer observed a 2011 Ford F-150 pickup truck with the rear driver’s side door slightly ajar and with a person’s arm apparently sticking out of it, according to Police Capt. Walter Rogers.
The officer approached the vehicle to see if the occupant was alright, Rogers said, and observed Kelly lying down inside the rear compartment. The officer also then could smell the odors of urine and alcohol.
The officer woke up Kelly and he told her he was inside the truck because of a fight with a girlfriend, and also said a person had allegedly given him keys to stay in the vehicle whenever he needed to, according to Rogers.
At that point, the officer did a check on the truck’s ownership and determined it was reported stolen out of Bethlehem, Pa., Rogers said.