Drunk driver damages 4 cars

6/16/2010:

Female driver DWI; Crashes on Hudson Street

If you follow Hoboken411 on Twitter – you read the play by play involving a hit and run drunk driving incident this morning at around 1:50am.

A Hoboken resident witnessed a banged up 2007 Red Chevy Equinox (Lic. Plate VNJ-25F) speeding westbound from 14th and Washington. Tires were smoking and heavy front end damage was visible. The resident didn’t see an actual accident, but suspected that the vehicle had recently been in some kind of trouble. The SUV was eventually stopped at 500 Boulevard East in Weehawken, and the female driver from Union City (not the actual owner of the car) was under arrest, and brought to Jersey City Medical Center for treatment. Port Authority Police handled the arrest.

Hoboken Police found the damage after a resident told them the SUV hit some cars near 1212 Hudson Street. A total of four cars were damaged (two of which where hit “domino” style by that crappy “scrap truck” you often see parked uptown.)

The four plates were: WR689U, YEY-16B, WGT-62J and WJE-68W – all New Jersey plates. The pickup truck was leaking fuel, and Hoboken Fire Department soaked up the flammable liquid with SpeedyDry. That pickup needed to be towed because of the leak, and because it was propped up on the sidewalk against a utility pole.

Thank god no innocent pedestrians were injured.

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17 Comments on "Drunk driver damages 4 cars"

homeworld
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Walking down the street with a Dixie cup of beer is a worse offense than a drunk driver causing an accident in the eyes of Hoboken’s judges.

elgranonyhc
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elgranonyhc

It fails to mention two other cars that were hit in front of 1116, 1120?? hudson st. The first parked car smashed from behind and unfortunately causing the same domino effect with the scrappy truck where it was smashed into the parked car in front of it which I remember being a green cherokee. The owner of the latter car came out, noticed it, and was calling the cops at around 8am this morning.

elgranonyhc
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elgranonyhc

Forgive me! Sadly I see the date of this story, and I thought it was the same incident…Unfortunately, I’m talking about a different smashed in parked cars incident…time to get a garage in town![quote comment=”193785″]It fails to mention two other cars that were hit in front of 1116, 1120?? hudson st. The first parked car smashed from behind and unfortunately causing the same domino effect with the scrappy truck where it was smashed into the parked car in front of it which I remember being a green cherokee. The owner of the latter car came out, noticed it, and was calling the cops at around 8am this morning.[/quote]

Journey
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Journey
Some people take responsibility for their actions, others avoid it like very young children with no sense of right and wrong. I think that laws exist because some people are unwilling to take responsibility. It is how society deals with the irresponsible. I have free will. If it harms none, I can do as I wish. Translation, if I can do something with out harming myself or others, I’m free to do whatever crazy thing I want. But there is a cost. Every action has a reaction, every action can have unforeseen consequences. I can do something, not foreseeing anyone getting hurt, but if someone does get hurt, I am responsible. I’m responsible for my actions and the consequences of my actions. It is something that has been called high-choice ethics. I could serve a guest enough booze that they need to go to the ER, but I won’t, because I am responsible for my choice to serve them that much to drink. I could choose to serve them something to drink when they are already drunk and their judgment is impaired. I could let them walk out my door and get in their car. That is my choice, and there are consequences. Why should a host or bartender escape the consequences of their poor judgment? The drinker should not skate either, they made the choice to drink, their host didn’t tie them down and force them to drink (hopefully). Do I think the drunk driver should suffer the consequences… Read more »
hobokenj
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hobokenj

hobores why cant we expect people take responsibility for themselves. This country is always looking to blame someone else. It is not the bars fault and not the buddies fault, neither are this girls mother and shouldnt be responsibnle for HER decision to drink and drive.

bradykp
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bradykp

the person driving isn’t the only one that needs to take responsibility for themselves. the bar that serves to an intoxicated person for more profit also needs to take responsibility for themselves. that’s why there are laws to that effect.

it’s difficult to keep track, but the good bartenders and owners do. i had to do it when i worked at a ski resort restaurant.

but the person should never have planned on driving in the first place – when they were sober and went out – or they should have had backup plans. I do if/when i drive somewhere i am planning on drinking.[quote comment=”193682″]hobores why cant we expect people take responsibility for themselves. This country is always looking to blame someone else. It is not the bars fault and not the buddies fault, neither are this girls mother and shouldnt be responsibnle for HER decision to drink and drive.[/quote]

hobokenj
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hobokenj

Tak ethe law out of the equation because my argument is the law is wrong.

Why should the bar be responsible? Why cant an adult 21+ be responsible to obey the the law of drinking and driving all on there own? [quote comment=”193790″]the person driving isn’t the only one that needs to take responsibility for themselves. the bar that serves to an intoxicated person for more profit also needs to take responsibility for themselves. that’s why there are laws to that effect.it’s difficult to keep track, but the good bartenders and owners do. i had to do it when i worked at a ski resort restaurant. but the person should never have planned on driving in the first place – when they were sober and went out – or they should have had backup plans. I do if/when i drive somewhere i am planning on drinking.[/quote]

hobores
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hobores

hobokenj,
i totally agree, ultimately it is the person’s decision and they should be (and in most of these cases are) help responsible.

but, the reality is that once a person has reached a certain point in their ‘drinking activities’, they lose the ability to think clearly. at that point, the bartender or a responsible host could stop them from consuming more alcohol.

[quote comment=”193682″]hobores why cant we expect people take responsibility for themselves. This country is always looking to blame someone else. It is not the bars fault and not the buddies fault, neither are this girls mother and shouldnt be responsibnle for HER decision to drink and drive.[/quote]

Hawk3y3
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Hawk3y3
HOBORES, everyone has the opportunity (before they go out or before they choose to start drinking) to decide how they will safely get home at the end of the night. A person who fails to consider this obviously has impaired judgment regardless of whether or not they are intoxicated. There is clearly no epidemic of people who are incapable of planning their night responsibly, otherwise our square mile of streets would be littered with thousands of drunk driving incidents each night from the thousands of bar patrons who drink to the extent they cannot operate a vehicle on any given night. I would love to know your rationale for blaming everyone but the person who is directly responsible for causing accidents like the one on Wednesday morning – the driver. Bartenders / hosts should have some social responsibility to not be grossly negligent if they have the opportunity to prevent someone from driving when they clearly shouldn’t be or serving someone who is sh!tfaced, but it should NOT be their obligation to ensure they don’t drive after leaving. Reasonable solutions – more HPD presence outside bars at closing time? Larger fines / mandatory jail time? [quote comment=”193683″]hobokenj,i totally agree, ultimately it is the person’s decision and they should be (and in most of these cases are) help responsible. but, the reality is that once a person has reached a certain point in their ‘drinking activities’, they lose the ability to think clearly. at that point, the bartender or a responsible… Read more »
hobores
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hobores

Hawk3y3
there is absolutely NO excuse for the person who decides to drink and endanger other people. I guess, I expected that we all would recognize that everyone is responsible for their actions, i was just trying to identify other ways that we could address this social issue.

i apologize if that did not come out clearly.[quote comment=”193694″]HOBORES, everyone has the opportunity (before they go out or before they choose to start drinking) to decide how they will safely get home at the end of the night. A person who fails to consider this obviously has impaired judgment regardless of whether or not they are intoxicated. There is clearly no epidemic of people who are incapable of planning their night responsibly, otherwise our square mile of streets would be littered with thousands of drunk driving incidents each night from the thousands of bar patrons who drink to the extent they cannot operate a vehicle on any given night. I would love to know your rationale for blaming everyone but the person who is directly responsible for causing accidents like the one on Wednesday morning – the driver. Bartenders / hosts should have some social responsibility to not be grossly negligent if they have the opportunity to prevent someone from driving when they clearly shouldn’t be or serving someone who is sh!tfaced, but it should NOT be their obligation to ensure they don’t drive after leaving.Reasonable solutions – more HPD presence outside bars at closing time? Larger fines / mandatory jail time?

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hobokenj
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hobokenj

Why is it any ones responsibility to curb anothers behavior?? Thats where I have a problem, if someone drinks to much and makes poor decisions thats on them. they need to take responsibility, not make excuses and expect someone else to take it for them.

I also think its an unfair burden on bars, how do you determine when enough is enough, some people hide there intoxication better than others, how do you know they are driving, how is the bartender to keep track of a bar of 100 patrons, how do I know how much you drank before you came to my establishment. [quote comment=”193683″]hobokenj,i totally agree, ultimately it is the person’s decision and they should be (and in most of these cases are) help responsible. but, the reality is that once a person has reached a certain point in their ‘drinking activities’, they lose the ability to think clearly. at that point, the bartender or a responsible host could stop them from consuming more alcohol.[/quote]

Journey
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Journey
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