39-Year-Old Bayonne Mother Drives While Drunk With 5-Year-Old Son In Backseat

BAYONNE – 39-year-old Jennifer Ciaglia of West 30th Street has been accused of driving while drunk. According to police reports, the city woman was driving with her 5-year-old son in the backseat. She also damaged two cars.

The incident took place around 5:53 p.m. on Monday when Ciaglia crashed her green Jeep into a parked, unoccupied Toyota pickup truck at 31st Street and Avenue C.

Ciaglia then fled the scene by driving west on 31st Street. However, she stopped after she collided with a Chevy pickup truck waiting at the light at Kennedy Boulevard.

Luckily, Ciaglia’s 5-year-old son was secured in the rear of her vehicle in a child restraint seat. He was not injured in the accident.

The driver of the Chevy truck also did not sustain any injuries. However, both vehicles involved in the accident that Ciaglia struck sustained minor rear end damage. Ciaglia’s Jeep was badly damaged and was rendered “inoperable.”

Ciaglia suffered minor injuries and was taken to Bayonne Medical Center. Her Jeep was impounded by the police.

Ciaglia was arrested on multiple charges, including driving while intoxicated and endangering the welfare of a child. She was also issued “numerous summonses,” including DWI in a school zone, leaving the scene of an accident, careless driving, and expired vehicle registration. She was later released on summonses.

Source: www.nj.com

Middlesex County Man Charged With DWI For Causing A 5 Car Crash At Holland Tunnel

JERSEY CITY – A five car crash was caused inside Holland Tunnel on Saturday by a Middlesex County man who was charged with DWI.

According to Port Authority spokesman Joe Pentangelo, the incident took place around 12:50 p.m. in the south New York bound tube.

Officers on patrol responded to the crash on foot due to heavy traffic. When they arrived inside the tunnel, they found 22-year-old Kauri Qualls Jr. of Metuchen trying to flee the scene.

Qualls was driving a 1999 Honda Civic that was propped up against a Chevrolet SUV. The Honda Civic was still in drive when the officers arrived. Three other cars were involved in the crash but no injuries were reported.

Qualls had bloodshot eyes and his speech was slurred. Police asked him to take a field sobriety test which he refused. He was subsequently arrested and faced multiple charges including reckless driving, DWI, improper passing, and leaving the scene of an accident. He was also issued a ticket for driving without a front license plate.

The south tube was closed for half an hour as police investigated the crash.

Source: www.nj.com