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  • Writer's pictureMohammed Fuad

Four DUI arrests made by HPD


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HAMMONTON—The Hammonton Police Department reported four driving under the influence arrests, according to Hammonton Police Chief Kevin Friel.


Officer Travis Hoffman responded to a call relating to a motor vehicle crash and observed a vehicle impacted to a brick wall that damaged the front bumper on July 4 at 9:26 p.m.

Witnesses stated that the vehicle entered the parking lot, failed to stop and impacted the retaining wall and continued driving until the vehicle became stuck, Friel said.


In speaking with Ervin Vasquez-Campos, 43, of Ewing, N.J., Hoffman detected a strong odor of alcoholic beverage emanating from his breath and person. Several open alcoholic beverages were found in the passenger compartment of the vehicle, Friel said.


Vasquez-Campos was placed under arrest with operating under the influence and was charged with DUI, careless and reckless driving, open container of alcohol in a motor vehicle and failure to possess an insurance card.


Vasquez-Campos was released, pending court appearance in Hammonton Joint Municipal Court.


Corporal Kyle Ambrozaitis was dispatched to a convenience store on the prime block of North White Horse Pike in reference to a check well-being on July 6 at 2:18 p.m., Friel said.


Upon arrival, a white male wearing a white tanktop and jean shorts was operating a black Honda Civic. Ambrozaitis observed the vehicle and subject matching the description parked in a handicapped space in front of the business, Friel said.


While speaking to the accused, Michael Fernandez, 31, of Brick Township, N.J., appeared to be under the influence of a narcotic due to pinpointed pupils and watery eyes.


Fernandez was placed under arrest for operating a motor vehicle under the influence of narcotics and three wax folds containing a white powdery substance, believed to be heroin, were located in a cigarette container, Friel said.


Fernandez was charged with possession of CDS-heroin, DUI, unlicensed driver, careless and reckless driving and driving while license is suspended.


Fernandez was released, pending a court appearance at Atlantic County Superior Court.

Officer Travis Hoffman was dispatched to the area of Railroad Avenue and 12th Street in reference to an erratic driver with a black Honda with a Virginia registration on July 8 at 5:53 p.m., Friel said.


Elvin Jimenes-Canales, 49, of Hammonton, was observed with a strong odor of alcoholic beverage emanating from his breath and person, Friel said.


Jimenes-Canales was placed under arrest for driving while intoxicated and was charged with DUI, careless and reckless driving, refusal to submit breath testing and unlicensed driver.

Jimenes-Canales was released, pending court appearance at Hammonton Joint Municipal Court.


Officer Dalton Scola observed a silver Mazda parked on the shoulder of Route 54 southbound on June 8 at 11:39 p.m. A female from the vehicle walked towards Scola, stating her boyfriend pulled over because of a disagreement, Friel said.


Scola detected signs of impairment from Gilbert Figueroa, 27, of Glassboro, N.J. Figueroa was placed under arrest and was charged with DUI and careless and reckless driving.


Figueroa was released, pending a court appearance at Hammonton Joint Municipal Court.


This report is comprised of arrests and investigations made by the men and women of local enforcement. All suspects and arrested are innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.

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