18-Year-Old Teenager Charged With Drunken Driving In Wrong-Way Crash On Route 23
PEQUANNOCK – 18-year-old Rachel M. Narine, of Edison, is facing multiple charges after she was involved in a wrong-way head-on crash on Route 23 north, just before the Newark Pompton Turnpike intersection, while driving intoxicated.
According to the police, Narine was charged with driving while intoxicated, reckless driving, assault by auto, and underage driving while intoxicated. She also violated the provisional license driving hours and was driving the wrong way on a highway. The incident took place on Memorial Day, Monday 29 May, at 3:05 am.
Based on the investigation, police determined that Narine was driving the wrong way in the northbound lanes when she hit an oncoming vehicle head-on. The driver of the vehicle involved in the crash was complaining of leg pain and was taken to Chilton Medical Center for treatment.
When police arrived, they observed signs of intoxication from Narine. She was also taken to the hospital as a precaution.
Narine was charged with the above listed charges and was later released pending a court appearance.
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