Police: Man who drove with friend on roof facing DWI charge

Posted: Updated:
HOBOKEN -

(AP) - Authorities say a driver who sped down a New Jersey roadway with a passenger riding on the roof of his car is now facing drunken driving charges.

Hoboken police say 37-year-old Khaled Makhlouf, of Dumont, was traveling at "a high rate of speed" when his car was stopped around 3:30 a.m. Saturday. Officers say he was charged after he failed a field sobriety test.

Authorities say Makhlouf's friend, 27-year-old Wallington resident Hassan Ali, was riding the roof. He was charged with disorderly conduct.

No injuries were reported in the incident.

It wasn't known Monday if either man has retained an attorney.

(Copyright 2018 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

sorry to interrupt
your first 20 are free
Access to News 12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Spectrum Networks® and Service ElectricSM customers.
Please enjoy 20 complimentary views of articles, photos, and videos during the next 30 days.
you have reached your 20 view limit
Access to News 12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Spectrum Networks® and Service ElectricSM customers.
Please login or create an account to continue enjoying News12.
Our sign-up page is undergoing maintenance and is not currently available. However, you will be given direct access to news12.com while we complete our upgrade.
When we are back up and running you will be prompted at that time to complete your sign in. Until then, enjoy the local news, weather, traffic and more that's "as local as local news gets."