East Orange Woman Charged with Driving While Intoxicated After Crashing Into Police Cruiser

Police in Newark are reporting the arrest of Quina K. Smith, 38, of East Orange, in connection with a collision involving a police vehicle today.

According to authorities, at 3:50 a.m., a police vehicle occupied by a sergeant was traveling in the area of 18th and Sanford avenues when it was struck by a gray, 2001 BMW.

Officials say the female driver of BMW was extracted from her vehicle and both she and the male sergeant were transported to University Hospital for treatment.

The sergeant sustained a laceration to his arm and has been released. The civilian driver remains in stable condition.

Pursuant to this incident, Quina K. Smith was arrested and faces charges of Driving While Intoxicated and Aggravated Assault. She was also issued motor vehicle summonses for crossing a red light signal and driving while intoxicated.

These charges are merely accusations. The suspect is presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.

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