Weapons Offense Found After Traffic Stop, Cops Say

Township police say there were outstanding warrants against driver on Interstate 78.

A driver on I-78 westbound stopped by Bernards Township police for allegedly having too large a decoration hanging from his rearview mirror turned out to have four outstanding warrants against him, according to a township police report.

Jemel Arrington, of Newark, was found to have three outstanding motor vehicle warrants in New Jersey, as well as a warrant for possession of a concealed weapon, according to the police report.

The report said Arrington was stopped on I-78 westbound at 3:30 p.m. on Jan. 5 when township Patrol Officer Slawomir Zolnierowski noted the car had an accessory hanging from his mirror that allegedly obstructed the driver's view through the front windshield.

After running a computer check on Arrington's registration, the officer found that the man's Virginia drivers license was invalid as well as the outstanding warrants, the report said.

The outstanding warrants against Arrington were executed, and he was later lodged in Somerset County Jail on $50,000 bail, Township Lt. Michael Voorhees said. Voorhees said the report did not specify what the man had hanging from his rearview mirror.

Skip January 15, 2013 at 01:38 PM


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