New Jersey neurosurgeon pulled over whereas speeding to work had cocaine – cops

A neurosurgeon was arrested for cocaine possession in New Jersey on Sunday after telling police he was “hurrying to work,” a report said.

Vikas Patel, 36, was driving through Montclair when he was pulled over at around 1 a.m. for having tinted windows and told the officers he was in a rush, according to the Pascack Valley Daily Voice.

The neurosurgeon, who works at Mountainside Medical Center, “was evasive in responses to requests for identification and vehicle documents and claimed that he was in a hurry to get to work,” the outlet reported.

Patel had drug paraphernalia in plain view and officers conducted a search which led to them finding two vials of cocaine.

He was charged with possession of cocaine and possession of drug paraphernalia. He also received summonses for improper use of safety glass.