New Jersey State Police received a call of a motor vehicle crash on Route 80 West near Exit 27 for Route 206. When troopers responded to the call and arrived at the scene, they found a 2015 Volkswagen Jetta that had slammed into the guardrail and apparently been abandoned by its driver.
Police conducted an investigation and learned that the vehicle belonged to a 25-year-old Randolph, NJ woman. Troopers later went to the suspect’s home and placed her under arrest.
The suspect was 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 can result in severe penalties. As set forth by N.J.S.A. 39:4-129, leaving the scene of an accident in which property damage occurred is punishable by up to 30 days in jail, a six-month license suspension, and a fine.
For more information, check out the NJ.com article entitled “Woman Abandoned Car after Route 80 Crash, State Police Say.“