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Hudson County Woman Charged with Assault by Auto in Edgewater


Bergen County authorities announced the arrest of Ms. Maria Zarate-Celis, 23,  of Guttenberg, NJ on a charge of Assault By Auto.

Police said at approximately 1:34 a.m. on August 15, 2020, the Edgewater Police Department responded to the report of a motor vehicle collision on River Road in the area of Vreeland Avenue.

Responding officers located a 2003 Buick Park Avenue which had run off the road and struck a utility pole.

Police say the driver, Zarate-Celis and her 25-year-old female passenger were both transported to Hackensack University Medical Center for treatment of their injuries.

The passenger suffered serious bodily injury and has since been released from the hospital police said. 

As a result of the investigation, Zarate-Celis was arrested on December 26, 2020, and charged with Assault By Auto. 

The incident remains under investigation.