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Wayne PD: Wrong-Way DWI Motorist At Mother's Threatens To Kill Officers

Kerelazi Burell
Kerelazi Burell Photo Credit: MUGSHOT: Courtesy WAYNE PD

WAYNE, N.J. -- "I will shoot you right in the head -- click, you're dead," a DWI motorist told a Wayne police officer who stopped him coming out of Mother's Ale House, authorities said Wednesday.

Officer Tomasz Cydzik stopped the silver 2005 Mercedes Benz, which nearly struck a utility pole head-on and continued into oncoming traffic on Mountain View Boulevard late Saturday, Capt. Laurence Martin said.

The driver, 23-year-old Kerelazi M. Burell of Kinnelon, "had a strong odor of alcoholic beverage," along with slow speech and bloodshot eyes, Martin said.

His driver's license also was suspended, the captain said.

As Cydzik and backup Officer Ray Caronia took him into custody, Burrell threatened to kill each of them, Martin said.

Burrell failed a breath test before being released to a responsible adult, he said.

He was charged with making terroristic threats, DWI, failing to keep right and driving while suspended, among other offenses, the captain said.

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