Law & Justice

Criminal Charges Made Against Driver of March Head-On Crash

May 13, 2014 at 4:05 PM

CHATHAM, NJ -  Marcia Salazar-Cerdas, 22, of Chatham Borough, has been charged with Aggravated Assault and Aggravated Assault by Auto in relation to a head-on collision on River Road in March.

On March 2 at 3:15 p.m. officers responded to a serious head-on motor vehicle crash in the 700 block of River Road, resulting in injuries to both drivers and a passenger.

A subsequent investigation conducted by Officer Keith Johnson led to charges being filed against one of the drivers, Salazar-Cerdas, for Driving While Intoxicated, Careless Driving and Failure to Maintain Lane of Travel.

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On May 9, 2014, Salazar-Cerdas was arrested on criminal charges stemming from this crash.  Based on the seriousness of the injuries sustained by the other driver, and alcohol being a contributing factor for the crash, Detective Scott Herchick charged Salazar-Cerdas with Aggravated Assault and Aggravated Assault by Auto.

Salazar-Cerdes was released after processing and the case has been transferred to the Morris County Superior Court for disposition. 

Report prepared by Chatham Township Police Chief Steven Hennelly

 

 

Editor's Note: This article relies on information provided by law enforcement officials and the subjects are presumed innocent. If notified of changes to the charges or their outcome, TAPinto.net will update this report.

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