By: Yuritza Arroyo
Jersey City authorities announced that on Thursday, January 12, a 27-year-old woman was arrested in connection with a crash that injured three individuals on Ocean Avenue in Jersey City on August 6, 2021.
According to Jersey City officials, Michelle Graham of Jersey City is charged with three counts of Assault by Auto and two counts of Causing Serious Bodily Injury While Operating a Motor Vehicle While Unlicensed.
Officials say Graham was arrested at her residence in Jersey City by members of the United States Marshals Service New York/New Jersey Regional Fugitive Task Force and is being held at the Hudson County Correctional Facility pending her first court appearance.
According to Jersey City Police, on August 6, 2021, at approximately 5:30 p.m., officers notified the Hudson County Regional Collision Investigation Unit of multiple pedestrians struck by a 2019 Toyota Corolla on the sidewalk in front of 641-643 Ocean Avenue.
Police say three pedestrians – a 51-year-old male, a 28-year-old female, and a 26-year-old female – were transported to Jersey City Medical Center with serious injuries.
Graham was also treated at Jersey City Medical Center for injuries and was previously issued motor vehicle summonses for Driving While Intoxicated, Driving While Unlicensed/Suspended, and Having an Open Container of Alcohol in the Vehicle.
The above charges are merely accusations, and the defendant is presumed innocent until proven guilty.