A Rockaway man is facing charges including driving while intoxicated and disorderly conduct after getting caught running a red light and throwing a telephone at an officer last Friday, Hopatcong Police reported in a statement.
Pedro Carrillo, 40, was charged with DWI in a school zone, refusing to submit to field sobriety testing, failure to keep right, driving without a seat belt, driving the wrong way down a one-way street and disorderly conduct.
Lt. Thomas Kmetz said just after 8 p.m., police were called by a motorist driving behind Carrillo's vehicle, which allegedly was straddling the double yellow lines. This driver reported Carrillo was swerving while driving and nearly struck a guard rail, Kmetz said.
Officer David Kraus pulled the vehicle over on Crescent Road after seeing Carrillo drive the wrong way on one-way Old Lakeside Boulevard, negotiate around a barricade and run a red light, according to the police report. Carrillo became belligerent, Kmetz said, with Carrillo refusing to take a sobriety test and insisting Kraus had no right to stop him.
After his arrest, Carrillo remained uncooperative, Kmetz said. While in the cell, he was given a phone to call someone. He threw the phone at Kraus and threatened to assault him when he got out, Kmetz said, adding that by morning, he had been released.