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UPDATE: Truck Crashes into Building in Harrison, Driver Charged with DUI

Harrison Town

Police in Harrison are investigating a crash that occurred yesterday afternoon, where a truck hit a building.

According to Harrison police, on Wednesday, February 2, just after 12:30 p.m., Harrison units responded to 623 Harrison Avenue on the report of a multiple-vehicle accident which resulted in a dump truck striking a building. 

According to officials, upon arrival, they found three parked vehicles had been struck, and the dump truck struck the front of 623 Harrison Avenue.

Police said that responding officers sealed off the area, and a check of all of the involved vehicles was conducted, and it was determined that the parked vehicles were unoccupied and the dump truck driver was standing outside of his vehicle uninjured. 

An investigation was conducted, and police interviewed witnesses at the scene. 

According to the investigation, the dump truck was traveling east on Harrison Avenue when it veered off the road without slowing down, struck three parked vehicles and stopped only after striking the building. 

Officials stated that the driver, a 38-year-old male from Whiting, was evaluated by the Harrison Police and found to be under the influence. 

According to police, he was arrested, and a search incident to arrest yielded six-folds of possible heroin. 

He was charged with possession of a controlled dangerous substance, possession of paraphernalia, under the influence without a prescription, driving while intoxicated, careless driving and reckless driving. 

He was transported to the Hudson County Correctional Facility.

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