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Driver Who Injured Port Authority Police Officer Charged with Second Count of Assault by Auto

By kbm0423 on
Hudson County

Hudson County officials have announced that the Queens woman who critically injured a Port Authority Police Officer last month after striking him with her vehicle while driving while intoxicated has been additionally charged with Assault By Auto for also injuring a Jersey City Police Officer.

According to police, Amandeep Tiwana, 27, of Flushing, New York, was charged on June 22, with Assault by Auto and was previously charged with Driving While Intoxicated.

Tiwana has also been charged with multiple motor vehicle offenses, including reckless driving, speeding, unsafe lane change, failure to obey traffic restrictions during emergency conditions, disregard of officers directing traffic, and committing a disorderly act during an emergency.

In addition to being over the legal alcohol limit, Hudson County Regional Collision Unit investigators believe Tiwana was also speeding.

On April 28, just after 12:30 a.m., the Jersey City Police Department responded to a motor vehicle accident in which the driver, a 32-year-old New York woman, overturned her vehicle on eastbound Route 139.

According to reports, while Port Authority Police Officer Siano and three Jersey City Police Officers were securing the initial crash scene and doing traffic control, Tiwana – who was heading eastbound on Route 139 – struck the median divider, struck a JCPD radio car and also struck Officer Siano causing serious bodily injuries.

Jersey City Police Officer David Valente was also injured as a result of the crash, causing bodily injury to his left hand.

This investigation is still active and ongoing.