Man Arrested On 14 Year Old Warrant After Asking Cop for Directions to McDonald’s

An Easton man was arrested on a nearly 14-year-old warrant after he flagged down an officer and asked for directions to McDonald’s, authorities in Hunterdon County say.

Police in Readington Township said the officer was pointing Ariel Perez Jr., 32, in the direction of the Route 22 restaurant shortly before 1 a.m. June 5 when he smelled the odor of alcohol coming from Perez’s breath.

Perez passed field sobriety tests, police said, but a license check revealed he had a $130 warrant for his arrest, according to a recent news release from police.

The warrant had been issued in December 2000. Police did not indicate what the charges were.

Perez was arrested but later released after posting bail.



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