Morristown NJ Leaving the Scene of an Accident Charges
Morristown NJ police are looking for the driver of a vehicle that allegedly crashed into a light pole at the intersection of South Street and South Park Place.
According to police, a car crashed into the light pole at approximately 4:30 AM on Sunday morning. As a result of the crash, the light pole was knocked down.
When a Morristown police officer arrived at the scene, the driver had apparently already fled the area. Sometime later, an officer came across an unoccupied 1995 Jeep on King Street. According to the officer, the vehicle had damage that was consistent with the collision. Police impounded the car and towed it.
Police said that the impounded Jeep was registered to a 23-year-old woman from Branchville, NJ.
In New Jersey, leaving the scene of an accident is addressed by N.J.S.A. 39:4-129. Assuming that there was only property damage and no personal injury, the suspect in this case could face up to 30 days in county jail for a first offense. If this was the suspect’s second offense for leaving the scene of an accident, she could face up to three (3) months in county jail.
The Morristown Police Department’s Traffic Safety Unit is currently investigating the accident. Anyone with information about the incident is asked to contact them at 973-538-2200.
For more information about this incident, read the NJ.com article entitled “Morristown Police: We’re Looking for Driver Who Crashed into, Knocked Down Light Pole and Fled.“