65-Year-Old Man Killed In Parking Lot By Driver Under The Influence

ELMWOOD PARK -24-year-old Troy Saucier of Suffern, N.Y., was driving under the influence of heroin when he fatally struck 65-year-old Rasim Hida, of Elmwood Park in a parking lot.

The incident took place Friday evening in the parking lot of the Walgreen’s pharmacy on Broadway.

According to the authorities, Saucier was operating a 2003 Jeep Liberty in the Walgreen’s parking lot at around 6:41 p.m. when he drove on to the sidewalk. Hida was walking in front of the Walgreens when he was struck as Saucier drove on to the sidewalk. He was taken to St. Joseph’s Regional Medical Center where he was pronounced dead. The report was released in a joint news release by Bergen County Prosecutor John Molinelli and Elmwood Park police Chief Michael Foligno.

When police arrived at the scene, Saucier was found unresponsive in his Jeep. He was believed to be under the influence of heroin. He had to be revived with the help of Narcan. It is not known if Saucier passed out before the crash or after.

Authorities found drugs and drug paraphernalia in his vehicle after a search.

He is facing multiple charges including vehicular homicide, possession of a controlled dangerous substance, possession of drug paraphernalia as well as driving under the influence of a controlled dangerous substance. Apart from these charges, he was also issued summonses for driving under the influence and reckless driving.

He was sent to the Bergen County Jail in lieu of $100,000 bail and is scheduled to appear in court for his arraignment on 15 September.

News Source: www.NJ.com