Hoboken cops save woman who hit four cars, charged with DUI, from drug overdose


Hoboken police officer saved a woman who hit four cars, and was subsequently charged with driving under the influence, from a drug overdose – administering two Narcan doses after she was found unresponsive in her vehicle, authorities said.

By John Heinis/Hudson County View

Jessica Sosa, 40, of Hoboken, was charged with possession of a controlled dangerous substance (heroin), possession of drug paraphernalia, DUI, reckless driving, and possession of CDS in a motor vehicle, according to Police Det. Lt. Danilo Cabrera.

Yesterday, shortly after 5:00 p.m., Hoboken police officers responded to the area of 221 Washington St. on a report of a motor vehicle crash. The first officers on scene were ESU Sgt. Luke Zeszotarski and ESU Police Officer Francis McCourt.

They found a green Hyundai stopped in traffic facing south in the northbound lane in front of 221 Washington Street. The operator, identified as Sosa, NJ, was blue in the face, not breathing, and had no pulse, police said.

As a result, Zeszotarski and McCourt pulled Sosa out of the vehicle and placed her on the ground. At this time, McCourt observed drug paraphernalia and wax folds believed to be heroin.

They started performing chest compressions and Police Officer Jonathan Figueroa arrived to assist. Shortly after, McCourt administered two doses of Narcan.

Moments later the Hoboken Volunteer Ambulance and Jersey City Medical Center ALS unit arrived and took over medical care. Sosa regain consciousness and was transported to Hoboken University Medical Center, where she was placed under arrest for DUI.

After being discharged from the hospital, Sosa was transported to headquarters where she provided breath samples to Police Officer Giovani Cruzado.

The investigation also revealed that Sosa was involved in a motor vehicle crash with three parked cars and a moving vehicle. After her charges were issued on a summons, Sosa was released to a responsible party, officials said.

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