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Passaic Police Officer Charged After Alleged Drunk Driving Crash in Clifton

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Clifton

Passaic County officials said based upon an investigation by the Passaic County Prosecutor’s Office Vehicular Homicide Unit, and the Clifton Police Department, Mr. Edgar Delgado, 31, of Passaic  was arrested July 29,  in relation to a motor vehicle accident that took place the same day, in the area of Central Avenue and Yereance Avenue in Clifton. 

According to The Passaic County Prosevutor’s Office, on July 29, at approximately 4:29 a.m., police responded to the area of Central Avenue and Yereance Avenue  in response to a report of a multi-vehicle motor vehicle collision.

Upon their arrival they found Mr. Delgado’s motor vehicle disabled, having struck an unoccupied parked car.

Officials said the occupant in Mr. Delgado’s vehicle, a 28-year-old female Clifton resident, was immediately transported to Saint Joseph’s University Medical Center for treatment.

Officials said the investigation revealed that Mr. Delgado had been operating his vehicle recklessly, under the influence of alcohol, and left the scene following the crash.

Mr. Delgado is charged with Assault by Auto Causing Serious Bodily Injury, within 1000 Feet of School Property, Second Degree; Leaving the Scene of a Motor Vehicle Accident Resulting in Serious Bodily Injury, Third Degree; Endangering an Injured Victim, Third Degree; Hindering Apprehension, Third Degree, and Driving While Intoxicated. On the date of the crash, Mr. Delgado was employed as a Passaic Police officer, but off duty at the time.

Official said Delgado is scheduled to appear before the Honorable John Abdelhadi, J.M.C at Central Judicial Processing Court today at 1:30, p.m..

A criminal complaint is merely an accusation. Despite this accusation, a defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt.

The Passaic County Prosecutor’s Office asks anyone with additional information about this incident to contact us on our tips line at 1-877-370-PCPO or tips@passaiccountynj.org.