North Arlington Man Allegedly Intoxicated While Speeding Through Guttenberg, NJ
A North Arlington man was allegedly under the influence of marijuana when he drove through Guttenberg NJ and crashed his vehicle in Edgewater, New Jersey.
The car accident happened during the early morning hours. According to officials, the 25-year-old suspect was speeding while driving a black Cadillac CTS north on Bergenline Avenue in Guttenberg, New Jersey.
A taxi driver noticed the suspect driving at a very high speed when he passed 70th Street. The cab driver found a nearby patrol officer and alerted him to the suspect’s dangerous driving. The police officer subsequently followed the suspect, who allegedly drove 80 mph and ran over several stop signs.
The suspect later turned onto River Road in Edgewater, NJ, at which point he reportedly lost control of the car. The chase ended when the suspect rolled the car onto the road.
Remarkably, the suspect avoided serious injuries in the car accident, as did his 22-year-old passenger. Both occupants of the vehicle were rushed to Hackensack Medical Center, where doctors treated them for minor injuries.
The suspect has been charged with driving while intoxicated (DWI). According to authorities, the suspect told police that he smoked marijuana before he got behind the wheel of the vehicle.
Additionally, the suspect has been cited for a number of traffic violations, including reckless driving, careless driving, and driving with a suspended license.
To learn more about this case, check out the NJ.com article entitled “Drunken Driver Speeds Through Guttenberg, Flips Car Several Times, Police Say.”