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Police: River Edge Driver At Twice Legal DWI Limit Did 70+ MPH On GWB

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FORT LEE, N.J. -- A DWI driver from River Edge stopped for doing more than 70 miles an hour on the George Washington Bridge recorded nearly two times the legal limit on a breath test, authorities said.

Port Authority Police Officer Ed Berdecia spotted the blue, 2014 Honda sedan on the upper level of the bridge and pulled it over near a service station on westbound Route 4 around 4:30 a.m. Monday, the authority's Joseph Pentangelo said.

The driver, 23-year-old Luis F. Martinez, had a "breath that smelled of alcohol and a flushed face," Pentangelo said.

Martinez "swayed and used his arms to balance himself" during a field test and was arrested, he said. The car was also impounded.

Martinez was processed on charges of DWI, having an open container of alcohol in a motor vehicle, speeding and careless driving before being released to a responsible adult pending a hearing.

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