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.