Paramus NJ Driver Accused of DWI, Charged in Death of Pedestrian in Elmwood Park, NJ
A Paramus woman was allegedly under the influence of alcohol when she struck and killed a man in Elmwood Park, NJ.
According to authorities, the 58-year-old suspect was driving west on Route 46 in Elmwood Park when she hit a 48-year-old North Plainfield NJ man. The woman allegedly lost control of her Toyota Camry and struck the man as he was trying to cross the road.
The pedestrian was reportedly in the process of hailing a police officer whose patrol vehicle on the other side of the highway. According to witnesses, the victim needed to get the officer’s attention because a woman had skipped out on her bill at the gas station where the victim worked.
After being injured, the victim was transported to St. Joseph’s Regional Medical Center in Paterson NJ for medical treatment. Unfortunately, doctors were not able to revive him; he was pronounced dead at the hospital. The victim’s friends indicated that he had a wife and son living in India.
Police officers who responded to the scene of the accident said that the suspect appeared to be drunk at the time of the accident. This prompted authorities to take a blood sample from the suspect.
The suspect was later charged with a number of offenses. The most serious charge is death by auto. The suspect has also been charged with driving while intoxicated (DWI) and reckless driving.
After being placed under arrest, the suspect posted $150,000 bail. She will still have to appear in court to answer the charges against her.
To learn more about this case, read the NJ.com article entitled “DWI Driver Struck, Killed North Plainfield Man on Route 46, Authorities Say.”