According to law enforcement, the 19-year-old suspect was behind the wheel of a motor vehicle when she crashed into a motorcyclist.
The Garfield Police Department was notified of the accident a little before midnight. When police officers got to the intersection of Semel Avenue and Scudder Street in Garfield NJ, they saw the accident scene.
The motorcyclist suffered various injuries, including a spleen injury, in the accident. He was rushed to Hackensack University Medical Center, where he got medical treatment for his injuries. Doctors later listed him in stable condition.
Meanwhile, Garfield police investigated the accident and determined that the suspect’s car and the motorcyclist were traveling in opposite lanes before the crash. At some point, investigators said, the suspect made a left turn in front of the motorcyclist’s path.
According to officials, neither driver was going above the speed limit at the time of the accident.
Garfield police officers suspected that the suspect may have been intoxicated when the collision occurred, so they administered field sobriety tests. The suspect allegedly failed the field sobriety tests, prompting police to place her under arrest.
After being arrested and processed, the suspect was released from police custody. She has a pending court date to answer the charges against her.
For further information about this case, read the NJ.com article entitled “19-Year-Old Woman Accused of Assault by Auto, Underage DWI.”