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Driver Involved in Multi-Car Crash Near Westfield’s Roosevelt School Thursday Arrested, Police Say

A reader submitted this photo from a multi-vehicle crash at the intersection of Dudley Avenue and Prospect Street Thursday night. Credits: Joe O'Keefe
A reader submitted this photo from a multi-vehicle crash at the intersection of Dudley Avenue and Prospect Street Thursday night. Credits: Joe O'Keefe
A reader submitted this photo from a multi-vehicle crash at the intersection of Dudley Avenue and Prospect Street Thursday night. Credits: Joe O'Keefe

WESTFIELD, NJ —  A driver involved in a multi-vehicle crash on Dudley Avenue near Prospect Street Thursday night was arrested for driving while intoxicated, police said Monday.

Joseph Wisniewski Jr., 31, of Westfield was arrested and issued several summonses at 8:15 p.m. on Sept. 7, police said.

The crash took place near Roosevelt Intermediate School, which was holding its annual back-to-school night at the time, and the street had been lined with parked cars. Wisniewski's vehicle struck 10 others, according to police.

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Wisniewski had to be rescued after becoming pinned inside his vehicle, police said, and he was transported to a hospital.

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