Former Mayor Cappiello DWI

12/7/2007:

In “former mayor” news here on H411, we have the following little tidbit from Wednesday night. Steve Cappiello, Hoboken Mayor from 1973 to 1985, was arrested for DWI near Fourth St. & Park Ave. He unfortunately hit a car being driven an undercover detective for the Hudson County Prosecutor’s Office! (What was HE doing here exactly?)

Insignificant damage to the vehicles, but the detective pulled Cappiello over a few blocks later and noticed the smell of alcohol on his breath. They took him down to police headquarters for a breathalizer test. However, before they could administer the test, Cappiello complained about chest pains and was taken to HUMC hospital. Cop out.

Mayor Roberts issued a statement about how he was “happy” no one got hurt, and his “thoughts” were with the former Mayor. Back in the day, I remember people being reprimanded for doing things that could kill other people. Now they’re just happy? Sheesh!

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29 Comments on "Former Mayor Cappiello DWI"

phishphan
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Made the mistake when was younger, never do it again under any circumstances, similar experiences w/ lost friends and the like

question- how many times on a Thurs/Fri/Sat nite have you ever seen a dui check point in Hooboken on one of the ingress/egress streets into town (Observer or 14th) or anywhwere else?
Not that I go driving around at these times to verify, but in 6 years never seen it. I know that a lot of places are frequented by people who come in from suburbs, some bars more so than others, we know which ones. I know some people take the train, but surely not all, as evidenced by the increased traffic and miserable parking situation at around 8 pm on a Sat nite.
I havent read about any serious accidents, but all it will take is 1 and people will be asking what the hell was the PD thinking not doing anything?

escaped68
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My daughter is a high school teacher in a surburan south jersey town and every year the have a big meeting with all jr and sr students. At this meeting they have all types of first responders there , they all give their scary talks about the dangers of driving while drunk or high. One police officer in is talk states that at least 2or3 of those present will not see june. He states this is not a scare tatic if a fact and this is every year. It does not faze these kids because they all say “not me” , they are young and stupid in this way. But stevie cap is old,a ex cop and ??city offical he knows better, throw his wrinkled up old ass in jail just for being wreckless.

MauMau
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MauMau

My nephew lost 5 classmates who were his close friends, between high school and a year or so afterward, from driving drunk.
When I was in high school, I didn’t drive, but I went along for the ride a number of times in a car full of drunk kids, driving on the ice, on a frozen lake, spinning out. It never happened to a car I was in, but every year a car broke through the ice and sank. Country kids!

Katie_Scarlett
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[quote comment=”57494″]Rural kids drop like flies because of drunk driving, in horrific accidents. They gotta drive so far for those all important keggers, on back roads, no street lights, and they are young and foolish. It’s dangerous for everyone on the road, but it’s a fact of country life.[/quote]
You’re absolutely right and I wasn’t trying to make excuses for my own stupid choices. I was lucky-i was never driving more than a mile and there were street lamps. I know others who were not as lucky. We have buried at least 6 kids from my h.s. class due to their own drunk driving. That’s out of 140 grads and in just over 7 years (post college graduation).

MauMau
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MauMau

Rural kids drop like flies because of drunk driving, in horrific accidents. They gotta drive so far for those all important keggers, on back roads, no street lights, and they are young and foolish. It’s dangerous for everyone on the road, but it’s a fact of country life.

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