Drunken New Jersey driver slams car into barrier outside World Trade Center: cops 

Thomas Tracy  New York Daily News

A security barrier outside One World Trade Center meant to prevent vehicles from striking the building stopped a boozed up New Jersey motorist in his tracks, officials said Saturday.

Paul Cederdahl, of Red Bank, N.J., slammed his car into a barrier outside One World Trade Center Friday afternoon, police said. Andrew Burton/Getty Images

Paul Cederdahl, of Red Bank, N.J., slammed his car into a barrier outside One World Trade Center Friday afternoon, police said. Andrew Burton/Getty Images

Paul Cederdahl, 47, of Red Bank, N.J., was facing drunken driving charges after he slammed into a barrier outside the World Trade Center site at Church and Fulton streets about 1:30 p.m. Friday, Port Authority Police said.

Port Authority Police Officer Henri Portner responded and found a black Volvo with Indiana license plates crumpled into a barrier.

An apparently intoxicated Cederdahl, swaying and unable to stand, was trying to get out of the car. A bottle of Svedka Vodka was sitting on the passenger seat, Port Authority Police Department spokesman Joe Pentangelo said.

Cederdahl refused to take a Breathalyzer test but admitted to “having a problem with alcohol,” Pentangelo said.

He had been arrested for drunken driving once before, officials said.

No injuries were reported.

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