WILDWOOD CREST - A 37-year-old Bridgeton man was arrested after driving on the boardwalk at an "unsafe speed" while under the influence, police said.

Though the speed was unknown, according to Det. Sergeant Joe McGrath, it was an unsafe speed.

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Police received a call at 8 a.m. on Sunday about the driver and an officer observed a car driven by Robert Carter exit the pedestrian ramp at Cresse Avenue and driving southbound on the bicycle path.

When another officer, also on scene, tried to stop the vehicle, it jumped the curb at Buttercup Road and stopped in a motel parking lot.

Carter then got out of his car, in which two children - ages 14 amd 5 - were seated, and "became irate towards the officers," police said.

While he was being questioned, Carter ran towards the unoccupied police vehicle, got inside and attempted to drive away, but an officer was able to stop him.

Carter was arrested for driving under the influence, endangering the welfare of a child, aggravated assault, resisting arrest and carjacking. He in Cape May County jail and bail is set at $200,000 cash.

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