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Port Authority police arrest 3 DWI drivers on GWB in little over 90 minutes

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YOU READ IT HERE FIRST: Port Authority police arrested three separate George Washington Bridge drunk driveres in the span of a little over an hour and a half before dawn yesterday.

The first came at 3:20 a.m., after a gray 2002 Toyota sedan stopped, swerved, then struck a wall on the approach to the GWB in Fort Lee, authority spokesman Joseph Pentangelo said.

Esteban Ceballo, 26, of Manhattan had a flushed face, slurred speech and alcohol on his breath when he he was given — and failed — a field sobriety test, Pentangelo said. He was arrested on charges of DWI, careless driving and interfering with the passage of other vehicles.

At 4:15 a.m., Officer Alex Baez pulled over a 2008 Audi headed into New Jersey on the bridge for failing to maintain a lane when he spotted vomit on the driver’s side door.

James Kang, 23, of Northvale, registered a .15% blood-alcohol level and was charged with DWI, he said.

A half-hour later, PAPD Officer Richard Toledo arrested 37-year-old Alfonso Gerald of Manhattan on DWI charges after his 2003 Ford van strayed from its lane and straddled two lanes at once for a time on the bridge’s westbound lower level, Pentangelo said.

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