A 20-year-old woman was allegedly driving under the influence of drugs when she caused a car accident in Roxbury, New Jersey.
The accident was a three-car pileup on Route 10 West. A Nissan Altima had come to a stop on the highway when it was suddenly struck by a Hyundai Veloster.
According to police, the Hyundai Veloster had been hit by a 2008 Mercedes. Police said that the suspect was the driver of the Mercedes.
Authorities believe that the suspect was high on drugs and never made any effort to slow down her vehicle prior to making contact with the Hyundai.
Afterwards, the drivers of the three vehicles were treated at the scene for minor injuries sustained in the crash.
The suspect and the driver of the Hyundai were then transported to St. Claire’s Hospital in Dover NJ, where they received additional medical treatment. Thankfully, neither individual was seriously injured.
While the suspect was in the hospital, Roxbury police conducted an investigation into the accident. Police eventually determined that the suspect was at fault for the crash.
The suspect was later arrested and charged with driving while intoxicated (DWI). She was also charged with assault by auto.
Additionally, the suspect faces charges for possession of drug paraphernalia and possession of a syringe because police allegedly found drug-related items in her vehicle.
The suspect is a resident of Flanders, an unincorporated community located within Roxbury.
For additional information about this case, read the NJ.com article entitled “Woman Was on Drugs When She Caused 3-Car Accident, Roxbury Police Say.”