Woman Charged with DWI, Allegedly Tried to Hit Police Car in Elmwood Park, New Jersey
Police in Elmwood Park New Jersey recently arrested a woman accused of driving drunk and hitting a police car.
An Elmwood Park NJ police officer pulled up behind the 21-year-old suspect while driving on Route 46 East. The suspect was driving on the highway sometime around 3 a.m.
According to police, the suspect attempted to back up and struck the patrol vehicle.
After striking the police car, the suspect allegedly fled the scene and tried to drive away.
The suspect only managed to get a quarter-mile away before the police officer caught up to her and pulled over the vehicle.
Neither the officer nor the suspect was injured as a result of the vehicle collision. However, the police officer’s patrol vehicle sustained damage in the accident.
After pulling over the suspect, the Elmwood Park officer determined that the suspect was intoxicated.
As a result, the suspect was arrested and charged with driving while intoxicated (DWI). The suspect has also been cited for several traffic violations, including leaving the scene of an accident, careless driving, unsafe backing, failure to maintain lane, and driving without a seatbelt.
If the suspect is eventually convicted on the DWI charges, she could face significant penalties. Depending upon whether the suspect has any prior DWI conviction, she could have her driver’s license suspended for a long period of time.
After the accident, the Bergen County Police Department conducted an investigation into the cause of the accident. This is standard policy for all traffic accidents involving local law enforcement.
To learn more about this case, go to the NJ.com article entitled “Woman Charged with DWI After Allegedly Backing into E.P. Police Car.”