polo shorts for boys school board president asks cop after DWI arrest
HIGHTSTOWN >> Handcuffed in the back seat of a police car, Robbinsville school board president made one last desperate plea to get out of the situation.
there nothing that we can work out here, 45 year old Matthew O asks the Hightstown cop after he was placed under arrest on Sunday for drunk driving, according to a copy of the police dash cam video obtained by The Trentonian through a public records request. for driving his truck the influence of an intoxicant, police said.
O was initially pulled over for motor vehicle infractions and was found to be drunk driving in the school zones of both Peddie School and Hightstown High School, according to police.
Wearing a polo shirt and shorts, O was given a field sobriety test, the video shows.
As he exited his vehicle, O tied both of his shoes before participating in the mental and physical challenges to test his sobriety, which included walking and talking.
With another officer assisting, O struggled to continually count up one thousand, two one thousand . before he stalled at four.
can continue sir, the officer urges him, indicating he goes until the officer says to stop.
The second time around, O falters at nine.
Hearing enough, the officer placed O under arrest.
He was charged with failure to stop, reckless driving, DWI, DWI in a school zone, and refusal to submit breath samples.
Only the audio of O field sobriety test was captured on the video. O truck obscured the actual exercise.
A microphone of the arresting officer vehicle is also not working during the stop, officers in the video discussed. But the assisting officer vehicle caught the audio for a majority of the stop, except the first interaction that the cop had with O The assisting officer arrived on the scene a short time later.