CAUGHT ON VIDEO: Alleged Drunk Hit and Run Suspect Arrested at Gunpoint

DUI Hit Run Suspect Arrested at GunpointVIDEO: An alleged drunk driver involved in a hit and run crash was arrested last night at gunpoint, as first reported on our News Alerts.

Police were called at about 9:45 p.m. after a crash which occurred in the downtown area involving a possible drunk driver. After crashing into a vehicle, the alleged drunk driver fled the scene – with heavy front-end damage to the vehicle.

Multiple officers responded to the area, and located the driver driving along Clifton Avenue – reportedly swerving in and out of oncoming traffic.

In an attempt to stop the driver and prevent any further crashes, an Officer  – who had his lights and sirens on but failed to get the driver to stop – pulled in front of the car. The alleged drunk driver kept driving, hitting the officer’s vehicle.

The officer – Officer Macerino – got out of his vehicle, grabbed his gun and pointed it at the driver, ordering him from the vehicle. When he failed to do so, the officer opened the door and dragged him out. He was immediately cuffed and arrested.

The car, rolling after the driver was pulled out, was quickly stopped by Officer Marrero. Officer Young also assisted in the arrest. [TLS]


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There are 23 Comments to "CAUGHT ON VIDEO: Alleged Drunk Hit and Run Suspect Arrested at Gunpoint"

  • Anonymous says:

    way to go John

  • yid also says:

    Good job officers. Stay safe.

  • Libby says:

    Officer Macerino is a hero to the community. It was not too long ago that he helped my family one Shabbos evening with a flat tire. I think he should be sent straight to the Street Crimes division with Sgt. Humbitty and Detective Frink.

    Kudos to 326!

  • Anonymous says:

    It’s unreal what LPD has to put up with.

    As always- thank you LPD.

  • ANON says:

    Can we get a name of the suspect? I have a guess of what his name sounds like.

  • UncleMo says:

    Good job LPD!

  • anon says:

    Kudos for a job well done keeping our streets safe… Thank you LPD for another amazing job.

  • Karen Bird says:

    It is official. I love Lakewood cops!

  • to libby says:

    Isn’t Sgt. Butterworth still in charge of the Street Crimes Division?

  • chochom says:

    Lpd is the greatest

  • WOW says:


  • lakewood man says:

    I am proud of our police department. Look what they have to deal with , on a regular basis. To # 5. I am curious myself as well if this perp is another undocumented illegal alien, perhaps with the usual PA plates.

  • ANON says:

    Hey WOW
    Sounds like the truth hurts a bit!

  • Rashalm says:

    To Libby,

    Sgt Butterworth has since been promoted to the Homeland Security unit with patrolman Desimone.

  • RebRambo says:

    Nice coverage of the take-down!
    Way to go LPD! And thank you for keeping an eye on our property over the Chanukah weekend!

  • anonymous says:

    Thank you #11.

  • Mr. Conservative says:

    the truth hurts. calling the truth, “racist”, makes you an enabler.

  • to Rashalm says:

    That Homeland Security Unit is really prestigious from what I gather. Sgt. Butterworth and Sgt. Desimone will be a really dynamic tag team.

  • Know it All says:

    To Libby and Rashalm:
    Sgt Butterworth works Midnights 9p – 7a he is not as far anyone knows working in Homeland Security. He is a midnight supervisor assigned to patrol.

  • armed says:


  • Laura says:

    Hey guess what ? Yall need those ilegal people ! Wow funny becuase what would yall americans be without us ? Whos gonna make your houses ? Or clean them ? Bc oviasly yall to lazy to do it your selfe that yall have to hire us mexicans aliens ? Lol you have me laughing becuase we arent here bc of pleasere you act like you dont do hat type of stuff please i would like to see you go through what we go through ! I bet you dont know what respect is !

  • lakewoodneighbor says:

    Hey Laura…..Go back to school, you need it!!! You have the vocabulary of a 1st grade student and can not spell a single word correctly. How can you live your life like that???!!!?? PATHETIC!

  • To Lakewoodneighbor says:

    criticizing her, because English is not her primary language, makes your comment irrelevant, at least she has a valid point! Pathetic