A 61-year-old Madison man was charged with aggravated assault on a police officer for allegedly pushing a patrolman who was having him perform field sobriety tests, authorities said.
Jacob Locket III, who police found pushing his car to a gas station soon after he was spotted driving, also was charged with DWI, police said. He was arrested at about 10:15 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 17, Detective Kenneth Shannon said in a news release.According to police, Madison Patrolman Carmine DeCaro saw Locket driving near Greenwood Avenue at Elmer Street, and, moments later, saw him trying to push his vehicle to a nearby gas station.
When DeCaro tried to help him, the officer smelled alcohol on Locket's breath. During the field sobriety test, Locket allegedly pushed DeCaro, police said.
Locket was charged with aggravated assault on a police officer, driving while intoxicated, DWI within 1,000 feet of a school zone, refusal to consent to a breath test, driving with a suspended license, driving an uninsured vehicle, driving an unregistered vehicle, failure to inspect, two counts of failure to exhibit documents, and careless driving.
He was taken to the Morris County jail in lieu of $2,500 bail.