Paterson police officer pleads guilty to intoxicated driving in Clifton crash | Paterson Times

Paterson police officer pleads guilty to intoxicated driving in Clifton crash


A Paterson police officer has pleaded guilty to driving while intoxicated, according to the Passaic County Prosecutor’s Office.

Noel Ramos, 27, of Garfield, entered the plea on Thursday. He was admitted to a pre-trial intervention program for 12 months. He is required to install an ignition interlock device in his vehicle, authorities said.

Ramos struck another vehicle in the area of 432 Lexington Avenue in Clifton at around 12:30 a.m. on February 13, 2022. His 2019 Dodge Challenger struck the occupied vehicle and caused it to hit a third vehicle at the location.

Authorities said an occupant in the vehicle suffered bodily injuries.

Ramos was driving recklessly with a blood alcohol content level above the legal limit at the time of the crash, authorities said.

Ramos was arrested on March 24, 2022 and charged with assault by auto causing bodily injury, and driving while intoxicated, and reckless driving. He was off-duty at the time of the crash.

Paterson public safety director Jerry Speziale did not respond to a call for comment seeking his current employment status with the city.

  • J. Brown.

    Another one of Paterson's finest. (Sarcasm)

  • Marcelo

    For sure that he is a product of the social programs.

  • Christine Flapp

    anyone else would have gotten jail time

  • Resident41

    I went last week to pay a parking ticket down to 111. Dude that building is dirty filthy and it’s falling apart, the ceiling has all sorts of leaks. That building is an embarrassment. I never seem anything like it before in this country and trust me I been around. I seen crackhead shelters cleaner than that.

  • MarquinhoGaucho

    meanwhile the mayor and staff get raises but there are cuts at the city's pools. Lou Costello only open Fri and Sat. WTF!!!