NJ State Police troopers arrested a Randolph, NJ woman after she allegedly left the scene of a motor vehicle accident in Roxbury, NJ.
New Jersey State Police responded to a call about a car crash on Route 80 West near Exit 27 for Route 206. When troopers arrived at the scene, they saw a 2015 Volkswagen Jetta that had driven into the highway guardrail. The car had been abandoned by its driver.
After a short investigation, police learned that the vehicle was registered to a 25-year-old Randolph, NJ woman. When troopers went to the suspect’s home, they found her and placed her under arrest.
As a result of the alleged incident, the suspect has been charged with leaving the scene of an accident, careless driving, and failure to report an accident.
In New Jersey, leaving the scene of an accident is addressed by N.J.S.A. 39:4-129. As set forth by the statute, leaving the scene of an accident in which property damage occurred is punishable by up to one month in county jail. Additionally, a conviction can result in a six-month driver’s license suspension.
For additional information, read the NJ.com article entitled “Woman Abandoned Car after Route 80 Crash, State Police Say.“
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