Third drunk driving incident reported in Bayonne within a week
According to Bayonne police, a third drunk driving incident was reported in Bayonne within a week. The incident involved a 29-year-old Jersey City man who was driving down West 49th Street in a stolen car. The man hit 3 parked cars on the way.
Another drunk driving incident that took place last Wednesday was caused by John P. Prins of Seaview Avenue at around 10:33 p.m. The Jersey Journal documented the incident stating that Prins was drifting between his lane and the one going the other way, hitting three care in the process.
Lt. Janine Foy with Bayonne police reported that Prins was driving west from the Boulevard toward Newark Bay on West 49th Street. He was driving a stolen white Nissan Altima and he hit another white Nissan Altima in his lane. Prins then veered into the other lane and hit a gold Honda Accord which caused his vehicle to drift back into his own lane and strike a silver Infiniti. All three vehicles were unoccupied at the time they were hit.
The incident was investigation as police arrived and found Prins to be under the influence. He was arrested and charged for driving while intoxicated, reckless driving and unlicensed driving. The vehicle he was driving was then reported to be stolen out of Hoboken on 18 August. So apart from the drunk driving charges, another charge was added, that of stolen property. The owner of the white Nissan was also contacted. The extent of damage to the stolen car and the other three vehicles was not described. However, the silver Infiniti and the stolen vehicle had to be towed from the scene.
Prins was taken to the Bayonne Medical Center for treatment of minor injuries. His blood sample was also taken for testing to determine his blood alcohol content at the time of arrest. Results of the blood analysis were not available.
Prins’ bail was set at $25,000 with a 10 percent cash option.
The third drunk driving incident in Bayonne took place on 1 September when a man drove his car drunk after removing an ignition interlock device installed in his vehicle.
In another drunk driving incident that took place on 7 September, an intoxicated Edison woman struck four different parked cars on Avenue B.