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Police: Speeding DWI Lincoln Tunnel Driver Had Suspended License, Warrants

Mohamed W. Moustafa
Mohamed W. Moustafa Photo Credit: MUGSHOT: Courtesy PORT AUTHORITY PD

FORT LEE, N.J. -- A speeding DWI driver stopped by Port Authority police outside the Lincoln Tunnel before dawn had a suspended license -- and four outstanding warrants, authorities said Thursday.

Officers stopped the speeding red 2016 Cherokee headed west on Route 495 near the southbound New Jersey Turnpike ramp at 2:30 a.m., the authority's Joseph Pentangelo said.

The driver, 42-year-old Mohamed W. Moustafa of the Bronx, swayed as he got out of the Jeep, at one point losing his balance, Pentangelo said.

He also smelled of alcohol and had a flushed face and tearing, bloodshot eyes, he said.

Moutafa refused to take a breath test and was taken into custody, Pentangelo said.

A computer checked turned up the suspension and two warrants each from Jersey City and West New York.

Moustafa was charged with DWI, DWI refusal, driving with a suspended license, reckless driving and speeding and was released to a responsible adult.

The Jeep was impounded.

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