Linden DPW Employee Arrested for Allegedly Attempting to Coverup Crashing City Owned Vehicle
Linden – A Linden Public Works employee was arrested Monday following a motor vehicle crash investigation.
According to a press release, at approximately 12:25 p.m. on December 19, 2016, Linden Police responded to the Linden Public Works complex located at 700 Lower Rd on a reported motor vehicle collision involving two city-owned vehicles.
An investigation into the crash revealed that Eduardo Torres, a 60–year-old Linden resident, was operating a city-owned 1994 GMC pickup truck when he collided with a city-owned 2003 Ford Crown Victoria that was parked next to the building authorities said.
Torres initially attempted to fix the damage, but eventually gave up and moved both vehicles from the scene.
A Public Works supervisor later discovered the damage and reported the incident to Police.
Torres was charged with driving while intoxicated, reckless driving, careless driving, failure to report an accident to police, and leaving the scene of an accident.
He was released pending a municipal court appearance on Tuesday, December 20, 2016 authorities said.
All defendants are presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.