DWI Driver Spewed Toxic Cough on Police Officer; claimed she was Positive for Wuhan Virus
HANOVER TOWNSHIP, NEW JERSEY: One of the nastiest things a suspected impaired driver can do is to place a police officer who is acting to protect the public from such a driver is to have contend with inconsiderate and deliberate acts of spitting and coughing on an officer. In past years, DWI arrestees often bit officers in an attempt to infect them with HIV Aids, now the newest threat is to spew germs from a potty mouth of a coronavirus infected motorist at a cop.
Hanover Township Police report that on March 12, 2020, Hanover Police Officer Erick Magley arrested Lea Piazza, a 28-year-old from Wayne NJ for DWI.
Officer Magley responded to a one-car accident and during the investigation into the accident, Officer Magley detected the odor of an alcoholic beverage.
Piazza was asked to perform field sobriety tests and was subsequently arrested and issued motor vehicle summonses for DWI, careless driving, reckless driving, and refusal.
Police say that during processing, Piazza would purposely cough on Officer Magley and Officer Magley asked her to cover her mouth and refrain from coughing on him due to the concerns over the Coronavirus.
Piazza then stated, “oh, by the way, I have the coronavirus and so do you now”.
Officer Magley advised his supervisor of the comments made by Ms. Piazza and more questions were asked in an attempt to gather more information. Piazza stated she her boyfriend had it and he was from NY but she would not provide any further information.
The proper notifications were made to all necessary personnel and all 3 officers exposed to Piazza were self-quarantined until advised otherwise.
Police say that a thorough investigation into Piazza’s comments was conducted and all pertinent people involved were spoken to including Piazza’s boyfriend and her comments were proven to be 100% false. She would later admit this as well. Piazza was additionally charged with causing a false public alarm. She was released pending her court date.
Wild Carmine Wilde Charged
with DWI after crash
Hanover Township Police report that on Jan. 22, 2020, Hanover Township Officer Emmanuel Malasig arrested Carmine Wilde, a 58-year-old from Whippany NJ for DWI.
Police say that Wilde was involved in a one-car accident and during the investigation into that accident Officer Malasig detected the odor of an alcoholic beverage.
Wilde was issued a motor vehicle summonses for DWI, careless driving, failure to possess an insurance card and registration card. She was released pending her court date.