- A New Jersey man was arrested twice for driving while intoxicated
- Richard Haskell, 71, was first arrested Saturday morning when police found him sleeping near Saruci’s pond in his parked car with alcohol between his legs
- He was given a sobriety test, failed and was charged with a DWI and having an open container in the passenger compartment of a motor vehicle
- He was later released but returned that afternoon to see if he could get his car
- But Richard was drunk and charged with a second DWI
The mugshot for Richard Haskell, 71. He was charged with a DWI twice on Saturday after returned to the police station drunk. Police gave him the first DWI when they found him asleep in his car with a bottle of alcohol
A 71-year-old New Jersey man was arrested twice in one day on charges of driving while intoxicated.
Richard Haskell was first arrested Saturday at 7.42am when police in Ramsey received a call saying there was an unresponsive person sleeping in his parked car at Saruci’s pond with a bottle of alcohol between his legs.
He was given a field sobriety test, failed and charged with a DWI and having an open container in the passenger compartment of a motor vehicle.
Haskell’s blood alcohol level was found to be .21 percent and he was later released, according to NorthJersey.com.
The legal limit in all 50 states is .08 percent.
But later that afternoon, at 12.21pm, Richard drove to the police station in another vehicle while he was still drunk to see if his car from the earlier arrest would be released.
Officers performed another field sobriety test and Richard’s blood-alcohol level was still over the legal limit to drive a car.
A picture of Saruci’s pond where Richard was found by police
After police performed the second field sobriety test, they arrested him again.
His blood alcohol level was .14 percent.
He was charged with a second DWI and is expected to appear October 24 in Ramsey Municipal Court, according to NorthJersey.com.