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Port Authority: Passaic Driver Masturbates In Middle Of Lincoln Tunnel

Ismael Esquilin
Ismael Esquilin Photo Credit: FACEBOOK photo

PASSAIC, N.J. -- A driver from Passaic who was high on PCP was found masturbating in his minivan after crashing it in the Lincoln Tunnel, Port Authority police said Friday.

Officers responding to a 7:15 p.m. accident call Thursday found the 2005 Dodge minivan stopped with the engine running in the tunnel, the authority's Joseph Pentangelo told Daily Voice.

The lone occupant of the vehicle -- Ismael Esquilin, 48, of Dayton Avenue -- was "removing his clothes and performing a lewd act," he said.

Esquilin, who had a crack pipe on the front passenger seat and PCP on the floor, refused officers' commands to get out, so they removed him, Pentangelo said.

They covered him with a blanket and took Esquilin into custody, Pentangelo said.

Esquilin was taken to Hoboken Hospital for further evaluation, he said. The vehicle was impounded.

Esquilin is due in court this coming Tuesday to answer a host of charges, including lewdness, drug possession, refusing to provide a breath or urine sample, DWI, reckless driving and impeding traffic.

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