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New Brunswick Man Arrested for Allegedly Drunken Crash Involving 2-Year-Old

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ — A city man is facing a litany of charges stemming from a recent crash on Easton Avenue that sent a woman and her 2-year-old son to the hospital.

Bulfrano Hernandez was driving near 298 Easton Ave. when he allegedly hit a parked car at roughly 9:40 p.m. Feb. 12, New Brunswick Police Capt. J.T. Miller told TAPinto New Brunswick. When police arrived, Hernandez claimed he was not the driver, a statement that was refuted by others, according to the police report.

“Based on the officers’ experience, observations and field sobriety tests, they were able to determine Mr. Hernandez was intoxicated,” Miller said.

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A test revealed that Hernandez’s blood-alcohol level was .22 percent, nearly three times the legal limit, according to the police report, which was signed by officer William Carroll.

A passenger in the car, Margarita Santiago, complained of head pain and was transported to Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital, according to the document. Her son was also brought to the medical center for evaluation because he “was not in a child restraint.”

Hernandez, who lives on Hale Street, was slapped with nine charges.

They include driving while intoxicated, reckless driving, driving while intoxicated in a school zone, careless driving, driving while intoxicated with a minor in the car, driving while suspended, having an open alcoholic beverage in the car, not using a child restraint and being an unlicensed driver, according to the report.

Hernandez’s car was towed to Guaranteed Motors, where it was placed on a 12-hour hold.

It’s unclear if the boy is Hernandez’s son.

Miller said he couldn’t comment on information regarding juveniles or provide specifics “so as to not taint potential evidence or testimony” in the pending court case.

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