Bogota NJ Recreation Director Faces Drunk Driving Charges
Police recently arrested the Bogota recreation director on charges of driving while intoxicated (DWI).
According to law enforcement, the 67-year-old suspect was involved in a DWI accident shortly before 6:00 p.m. on River Road in Bogota, New Jersey.
The suspect allegedly caused the collision when he swerved over a double yellow line on the roadway. The suspect then crashed into a car that was traveling north on the road.
Both the suspect and the other driver were injured as a result of the car crash.
After the accident, the suspect told emergency responders that he was suffering from leg pain. He was transported to Hackensack University Medical Center, where doctors treated him for his injuries.
Additionally, the other driver was taken to the hospital so that he could receive treatment for undisclosed injuries.
The suspect was charged with driving under the influence (DUI) and careless driving.
The suspect has served as the recreation director for Bogota for 14 years. He also serves on the Bogota Board of Education.
If the suspect is ultimately convicted on the drunk driving charges, he would be subject to significant penalties. As set forth by N.J.S.A. 39:4-50, a first offense DWI could lead to a sentence of up to 30 days in the county jail and a driver’s license suspension for three months.
For more information about this case, access the NorthJersey.com article entitled “Bogota’s Recreation Director Arrested on Drunken Driving Charge, Report Says.”