BLOOMFIELD — A man was arrested for drunk driving after police found his car totaled near the Goethals Bridge with an open container of alcohol inside, authorities said.
Michael Barletti, 41, of Graniteville, was charged with driving while intoxicated and with having an open alcoholic beverage in a motor vehicle by Port Authority Police on June 1, a spokesman for the department said.
Port Authority Police officer Ed Benenati responded to a report of a crash at 8 p.m. on Goethals Road North and Western Avenue where he found Barletti sitting on a curb near his wrecked 2017 Ford Fusion.
Barletti was unsteady on his feet, had bloodshot eyes and slurred his speech, Port Authority Police said. Benenati also found an open container of alcohol inside Barletti's car.
Barletti later took a Breathalyzer test that showed he had a blood alcohol content of more than .20, more than double the legal limit of .08, officials said.
The car needed to be towed from the scene, Port Authority Police said. There were no injuries reported.
Barletti was previously arrested in April and charged with burglary and criminal trespassing, court records show.
His lawyer, Lou Diamond, declined to comment.