The Bridgewater Township Police Department made several arrests this week for theft, and drug and alcohol charges.
Brett Natale, 21, of High Bridge, was charged with driving while intoxicated after he was pulled over on Promenade Boulevard with a non-functioning brake lamp at 12:01 a.m. June 23. Although an alcotest showed his blood alcohol level to be at 0.00, officers said they smelled burnt marijuana coming from the vehicle.
Bridgewater Township Police Lt. Al Nicaretta said Natale admitted to smoking marijuana an hour before the officer stopped him.Aside from the driving while intoxicated charge, Natale was charged with not maintaining lamps and careless driving.
Francisco Melendez, 23, of Somerville, was charged with driving while intoxicated and refusal to submit to breath tests after he was pulled over for driving on two flat passenger side tires on Grove Street at 2:05 a.m. June 24.
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