Bogota NJ Recreation Director Allegedly Drunk When He Caused Car Accident
Bogota police recently arrested the borough’s recreation director for allegedly driving under the influence (DUI) and causing a DWI collision.
According to Bogota officials, the accident happened on River Road in Bogota NJ around 6:00p.m.
The 67-year-old suspect was driving on the road when he allegedly swerved over a double yellow line and crashed into a car traveling in the opposite direction on the roadway.
Both drivers were injured as a result of the car accident.
A short time after emergency responders arrived at the scene, the suspect informed them that he was suffering from leg pain. The suspect was moved Hackensack University Medical Center so that he could get medical treatment for his injuries.
The other driver was also moved to the hospital, where he got treatment for undisclosed injuries.
The suspect faces charges for driving under the influence (DUI) and careless driving.
The suspect is currently employed as the recreation director for the Borough of Bogota. He has worked in this position for the past 14 years. Additionally, the suspect serves on the Bogota Board of Education.
If the suspect is ultimately convicted on the DUI charges, he would be subject to severe penalties. As set forth by N.J.S.A. 39:4-50, a first-time offender with no prior DWI convictions can potentially be sentenced to up to 30 days in the county jail and have their driver’s license suspended for three months.
For further information about this case, read the NorthJersey.com article entitled “Bogota’s Recreation Director Arrested on Drunken Driving Charge, Report Says.”