Hoboken police officers charged a motorcyclist with a myriad of offenses on July 8 after he allegedly drove his motorcycle down a closed road and on the sidewalk in downtown Hoboken.
At about 11:23 p.m. on Wednesday, July 8, Officer Marco Grossmann was on patrol when he saw about five motorcycles drive into a closed street.
They allegedly drove around a barricade blocking eastbound traffic at the intersection of Second Street and River Street.
Officer Grossmann attempted a motor vehicle stop but the drivers allegedly ignored his visual and audible signals to stop and drove off in different directions.
Officer Grossmann followed the trailing motorcycle until he saw the motorcycle allegedly drive onto the sidewalk in the area of 104 Washington St. at which point Officer Grossman was ordered to stop pursuing by Lieutenant Keith Rotondi.
Officer Grossmann then saw the motorcycle allegedly drive across First Street through the crosswalk and continue to drive on the sidewalk at a low rate of speed.
The motorcycle was eventually stopped on the sidewalk near 94 Washington Street by Lt Rotondi.
Officer Grossmann arrived on the scene and placed the driver, identified as Elizabeth resident Carlos Nerivera, 23, under arrest.
Officers also found Nerivera to allegedly be in possession of suspected marijuana.
Nerivera was charged with Eluding, Possession of Controlled Dangerous Substance Marijuana with intent to Distribute, Possession of CDS Marijuana with intent to Distribute within 1,000 feet of a School, Possession of CDS Marijuana with intent to Distribute within 500 feet of a Park, Possession of CDS Marijuana, and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.
These charges were placed on a summons.
Nerivera was also issued seven motor vehicle summonses: Driving on a closed roadway, Reckless Driving, Fictitious Plates, Driving While Suspended, Possession of CDS in a Motor Vehicle, Unlicensed Driver, and Expired License.
He was released with a court date and is innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.