A 54-year-old Point Pleasant man has been arrested on a host of charges after a bizarre attempt to elude police.
New York police were initially notified of an erratic driver approaching the Holland Tunnel, but it was what happened when the car arrived in New Jersey that makes this case noteworthy.
Port Authority police finally spotted Robert Musso’s black Chevrolet when he emerged from the tunnel and attempted to pull him over.
He continued driving, proceeding to the westbound ramp of Route 139 before finally pulling over.
Once the police vehicle pulled in behind him, Musso allegedly put his car in reverse and accelerated backwards, injuring the officer in the vehicle.
He was transported to Jersey City Medical Center and other officers began field sobriety tests of Musso, who collapsed into a police officer’s arms.
The police report notes that Musso blew a .20 on a breath test, or two and a half times the legal limit, and also had several bottles of pills in his car, including Xanax.
He’s been charged with DWI and drug possession, reckless driving, and assaulting an officer- and is obviously in a very serious legal situation.
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