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Paterson Man Arrested and Charged in Connection with Hit-and-Run of Passaic County Sheriff Officer


PATERSON, NJ - Alexander Ramos, 36, of Paterson was arrested and charged Thursday with "Endangering an Injured Victim" in a hit-and-run incident that injured a county sheriff's officer on July 31, according to Passaic County Prosecutor Carmelia M. Valdes.

Ramos is alleged to have been driving a 2000 Honda Accord when struck Passaic County Sheriff's Officer Kenny Ramos, who was reporting to work. The incident occurred at the intersection of Main Street and Grand Avenue at approximately 10:24 p.m. on July 31.

"Upon becoming aware that he had struck the officer, Ramos fled the scene," the prosecutor's report said.
"Officer Ramos sustained bodily injury and was being treated at St. Josephs’ Hospital in Paterson.
The arrest was the result of the cooperative efforts of the Passaic County Prosecutor’s Office and
the Passaic County Sheriff’s Office."

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Ramos is charged with Endangering an Injured Victim, a third degree offense, which
carries the potential prison sentence of five years in a New Jersey State Prison.

He is also charged with Hindering Apprehension, a fourth degree offense which carries a potential prison sentence of 18 months. Ramos also received numerous motor-vehicle summonses in connection with this
incident. He was detained at the Passaic County Jail on other unrelated matters.

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