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Paterson Police Officer Admitted to Pre-Trial Intervention Program in Connection with Crash in Clifton


Passaic County Prosecutor Camelia M. Valdes announces that on July 7, Noel Ramos, 27, of Garfield, was entered into the Passaic County Pre-Trial Intervention Program for a period of twelve months.

According to Prosecutor Valdes, in addition, Mr. Ramos plead guilty to Driving While Intoxicated and will have to install an ignition interlock device on his vehicle.

Based upon an investigation by the Passaic County Prosecutor’s Office Vehicular Homicide Unit and the Clifton Police Department, Noel Ramos, was arrested on March 24 in relation to a motor vehicle accident that took place on February 13 in the area of 432 Lexington Avenue in Clifton. 

Mr. Ramos was charged by way of a summons complaint with Assault by Auto Causing Bodily Injury, within 1000 Feet of School Property, Driving While Intoxicated, and Reckless Driving. 

According to Prosecutor Valdes, on the date of the crash, Mr. Ramos was employed as a Paterson Police officer but off duty at the time.

On February 13, at approximately 12:28 a.m., police responded to the area of 432 Lexington Avenue, in Clifton, in response to a report of a multi-vehicle motor vehicle collision. 

Prosecutor Valdes said that upon their arrival, they found Mr. Ramos’s 2019 Dodge Challenger in the middle of the roadway, having struck another vehicle, which was occupied, and thus causing that vehicle to hit a third at that location. The occupant of the vehicle suffered bodily injury. 

The investigation revealed that Mr. Ramos had been operating his vehicle recklessly with a blood alcohol content above the legal limit at the time of the crash.

The Passaic County Prosecutor’s Office asks anyone with additional information about this incident to contact them on their tips line at 1-877-370-PCPO or 

Any inquiries with regard to Mr. Ramos’s status as a Paterson Police Officer are to be directed to Paterson Police Department.