Bergen County Prosecutor Mark Musella announced the arrest of Robert Stevens, 63, Saddle Brook, on two charges of Assault By Auto.
The arrest is the result of an investigation conducted by the Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office under the direction of Chief Jason Love and the Paramus Police Department under the direction of Chief Kenneth Ehrenberg.
According to county officials, at approximately 5:16 p.m. on June 11, the Paramus Police Department received a report of a head-on collision on Paramus Road near the intersection of Alpine Drive.
Responding officers located two vehicles, a 2010 BMW X5 and a 2019 Honda CRV with obvious front-end damage which was fully engulfed in flames. All parties involved had been removed from the vehicles by good Samaritans and an off-duty detective from the Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office, Detective Douglas Rager, prior to police arrival.
Officials said that the driver of the BMW, Robert Stevens, and a 58-year-old male passenger who suffered bodily injuries, were both transported to Hackensack University Medical Center for treatment of their injuries.
According to officials, the passenger has since been released from the hospital. The driver of the Honda, a 44-year-old female, was transported to Hackensack University Medical Center with serious bodily injuries and remains hospitalized in stable condition.
As a result of the investigation, Stevens was arrested on June 11, and charged with two charges of Assault By Auto.
In addition, he was served with motor vehicle summonses for Driving While Intoxicated and Reckless Driving.
Officials said that Stevens is scheduled for a first appearance in Central Judicial Processing Court in Hackensack on Friday, June 25.