Car-nage on Hoboken’s streets

Drunk smashes cars in Hudson Street in Hoboken, NJ

Several Hoboken residents who parked their cars on Hudson Street between 8th and 9th woke up Sunday morning to a horrible surprise.

Witnesses recounted how shortly before midnight on Saturday, some reckless drunk driving a brand new silver Jeep-like SUV did a number on four parked cars in a row on the west side of the street near 824 Hudson, pushing two of the cars partially on to the sidewalk. Inspecting the damage trail, one found it very hard to imagine how such an incident took place – but luckily the driver was arrested on scene.

This is the reason why keeping your car in a private Hoboken parking garage is pretty much the best idea – regardless of how much it costs, and how far you have to walk.

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4 Comments on "Car-nage on Hoboken’s streets"

3 years 10 months ago

How does the law treat offenses like this and insurance coverage?

3 years 10 months ago

The driver’s punishment will be determined by whether this is a first or subsequent offense. If it’s a first offense, he or she will get little more than a fine and a suspended license for awhile. As the driver who hit the cars is 100% at fault, his or her insurance company will have to pay to fix every car that was damaged. The insurance companies of the people who owned the parked cars will not have to pay for the damage unless the driver was uninsured. If it turns out the driver was uninsured, the parked car owner’s insurance… Read more »

3 years 10 months ago

Is that a parking ticket on the Subaru? It wouldn’t surprise me if this town ticketed him after he got sideswiped by a drunk. Might as well just boot him too.