A Newark New Jersey man faces charges for Driving Under the Influence (DUI) in NY after he allegedly caused a DUI accident and struck a pedestrian.
The suspect is a 50-year-old man who lives in Newark in Essex County, NJ. The alleged drunk driving accident occurred just before 1:00 a.m. According to New York law enforcement officials, the suspect was behind the wheel of a car and driving on a street in Long Island NY when he crashed into a woman trying to cross the road.
The victim is a 46-year-old woman from New York. She reportedly suffered minor injuries in the pedestrian accident.
Authorities stated that the suspect has a prior record of drunk driving convictions in New Jersey. According to officials, the suspect’s license has been suspended or revoked on eight occasions.
Now the suspect could face additional penalties after being charged with Driving While Intoxicated (DWI), driving while suspended, and driving without an ignition interlock device.
For additional information about this case, check out the NJ.com article, “Man with 6 DWIs Accused of Hitting Pedestrian While Driving Drunk, Report Says.”