Woman Accused of Driving Drunk, Trying to Hit Elmwood Park NJ Police Car
An Elmwood Park police officer pulled behind the 21-year-old suspect on Route 46 East. The suspect was driving on the highway around 3 a.m.
At some point, the suspect allegedly backed up and struck the police officer’s vehicle. Immediately after making contact with the patrol car, the suspect reportedly fled the scene.
The suspect didn’t get very far; the Elmwood Park police officer pulled over her vehicle a quarter-mile away from the scene of the accident.
Thankfully, no one was injured as a result of the collision. However, the officer’s patrol car sustained damage.
Police officers investigated the accident and determined that the suspect was drunk at the time.
The suspect was placed under arrest and charged with driving while intoxicated (DWI). The suspect was also cited for numerous traffic violations, including leaving the scene of an accident, careless driving, failure to maintain lane, unsafe backing, and driving without a seatbelt.
If the suspect is convicted on the DWI charges, she could potentially have her driver’s license suspended for an extended period of time.
The Bergen County Police Department conducted an investigation into the accident. This is standard policy for any traffic accidents which involve local law enforcement.
For further information about this case, access the NJ.com article entitled “Woman Charged with DWI After Allegedly Backing into E.P. Police Car.”