Morristown NJ police are looking for the driver of a vehicle that allegedly crashed into a light pole.
According to police, a car crashed into a light pole at the intersection of South Street and South Park Place on Sunday morning. The crash knocked down the light pole.
When a Morristown NJ police officer arrived at the scene, the driver had allegedly fled the area. Another officer later came across an unoccupied 1995 Jeep on King Street. According to the officer, the vehicle had visible damage that was consistent with the collision.
Police impounded the Jeep and towed it. Police later determined that the impounded Jeep was registered to a 23-year-old Branchville NJ woman.
In New Jersey, leaving the scene of an accident is governed under N.J.S.A. 39:4-129. Since there was only property damage and no personal injury in this case, the suspect could potentially be sentenced to 30 days in county jail for a first offense. However, if this was the suspect’s second offense for leaving the scene of an accident, she could be sentenced to as many as three (3) months in county jail.
The Morristown Police Department’s Traffic Safety Unit is investigating the accident. The police have asked that anyone with information about the incident contact them at 973-538-2200.
To learn more about this incident, see the NJ.com article entitled “Morristown Police: We’re Looking for Driver Who Crashed into, Knocked Down Light Pole and Fled.“