GLEN ROCK, NJ - One Hawthorne woman learned Route 208 was not her driveway, even when she allegedly had a few too many drinks.
On Saturday, Feb. 1, at approximately 1 a.m., the woman stopped in the left lane on Route 208 North near Harristown Road causing another vehicle to collide with her, police said. The driver of that vehicle told police the woman had "stopped abruptly" in the travel portion of the roadway. He told police he was unable to stop in time and that's how the collision occurred.
There were no reported injuries.
After the collision, the woman sped off only to be followed by a witness who was able to take a picture of the license plate, police said. From that account, Glen Rock and Hawthorne officers were able to "quickly" locate the vehicle on Lafayette Avenue in Hawthorne.
The driver of the hit-and-run vehicle, a 35-year-old Hawthorne woman, told officers that she had parked on the highway as she believed she was in her driveway. She was subsequently arrested for driving while intoxicated. She was transported to police headquarters where she was processed and released to a sober adult in accordance with John’s Law.
Police issued summonses to the woman for leaving the scene of an accident, failure to report an accident, impeding traffic, reckless driving, careless driving, and operation of an unregistered and uninsured vehicle.