By: Yuritza Arroyo
On Tuesday, October 3, members of the Hudson County Regional Collision Investigation Unit arrested a man in connection with a crash that seriously injured a pedestrian in North Bergen on Friday, September 8.
According to authorities, Steve Inoa, age 40, of North Bergen, is charged with Assault by Auto while Driving While Intoxicated and Causing Serious Bodily Injury in violation of N.J.S.A. 2C:12-1c(2), a third-degree crime.
Authorities say he was arrested at the Hudson County Prosecutor’s Office in Secaucus and released pending his first court appearance, which is tentatively scheduled for Thursday, October 26.
According to officials, on September 8, shortly after 3:30 a.m., the North Bergen Police Department was notified of a collision in the area of Bergenline Avenue and 92nd Street. Upon arrival, officers found that a Honda Pilot, operated by Steve Inoa, 40, of North Bergen, struck a pedestrian on the east side sidewalk of the intersection.
The pedestrian, a 65-year-old woman, was transported by Emergency Medical Services to Hackensack University Medical Center.