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Accused DWI Driver Causes Two Hit-and-Run Crashes on Route 23 in Wayne

By kcora on
Wayne New Jersey

An Oak Ridge man, accused of driving under the influence, was arrested Friday morning, after leaving the scene of two crashes on Route 23, police said.

Sometime around 9 a.m. Friday, police responded to Mountain View exit on Route 23 north for a report of a hit-and-run crash with an injury.

Upon arrival, the injured driver told police a black-colored Dodge pick-up truck sideswiped his vehicle before fleeing.

Shortly after, police responded to a second hit-and-run crash with injuries on Route 23 near Packanack Lake Road.

Upon arrival, the operator of the vehicle directed police to the parking lot of Super Foodtown where according to driver, was the black 2010 Dodge Ram, that caused the crash, police said.

The driver of the Dodge Ram, was later identified as Crossnohere.

Responding officers suspected Croasnohere to be under the influence of alcohol or drug.

stumbled after he exited the truck and the belt of his pants fell to the ground, police said.

Officers requested Crossnohere's license but he claimed it was inside his center console. When console was opened, police discovered 32 full bags of suspected heroin, a hypodermic needle, seven empty baggies of suspected heroin and a tablespoon with suspected heroin residue, police said.

Crossnohere who failed to perform field sobriety tests was arrested and charged with possession of drug paraphernalia, possession of heroin and possession of a hypodermic needle.

He was also issued several motor vehicles summons. 

The victims in the both crashes were transported to St. Joseph's Medical Center with non-life threatening injuries, police said.