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Nutley Man Charged with Assault by Auto for Bergen County Drunk Driving Incident

By rlsmetro on
Bergen County

Bergen County Prosecutor Mark Musella announced the arrest of Nicholas Meehan, 25, of Nutley for

The arrest is the result of an investigation conducted by the Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office under the direction of Chief Robert Anzilotti and the Dumont Police Department under the direction of Chief Michael J. Conner.

Officials say at approximately 3:06 a.m. on Saturday, October 19, the Dumont Police Department responded to a report of a motor vehicle crash in the intersection of West Madison Avenue and Dance Boulevard.

Officials say at the scene, officers observed a 2017 Ford Explorer off the road with severe front end damage and engulfed in flames.

The driver and sole occupant of the Explorer, Nicholas Meehan, was outside of the vehicle and had suffered minor injuries.

Officers also observed a 2012 Volkswagen Jetta off the road with severe driver's side damage.

The driver of the Volkswagen, a 19-year-old female from Pompton Lakes, NJ, was transported to Hackensack University Medical Center with serious injuries and remains there in stable condition.

As a result of the investigation, Meghan was arrested in Dumont on October 19, 2019 and charged with one count of Assault By Auto, in violation of N.J.S.A. 2C:12-1c(3), a 2nd degree crime; Driving While Intoxicated, in violation of N.J.S.A. 39:4-50; and Reckless Driving, in violation of N.J.S.A. 39:4-96.

The incident remains under investigation.