A Jersey City man was arrested after causing a head-on collision on Secaucus Road in North Bergen.
According to witnesses, 49-year-old Wilson Tirado-Morocho was driving a Dodge Nitro west on Secaucus Road when he crashed into a Honda Accord traveling east.
When North Bergen police officers arrived at the scene, they administered a field sobriety test. Mr. Tirado-Morocho failed the field sobriety test. His blood-alcohol content was .18, more than double the legal limit of .08.
The penalties for a drunk driving offense in New Jersey can be severe. As set forth by N.J.S.A. 39:4-50, a conviction for first offense DWI can result in a sentence of up to 30 days in the county jail. Additionally, if Mr. Tirado-Morocho is convicted of first offense DWI, he could lose his driving privileges in New Jersey for up to one (1) year.
Thankfully, no one was injured during the accident.
For more information, see the NJ.com article entitled “Jersey City Man Charged with DWI Following Head-On Crash in North Bergen: Police.”