North Bergen man who hurt pedestrian while allegedly DWI arrested, faces new charges


A north Bergen man who hurt a pedestrian while allegedly driving drunk last month has been arrested and is facing new charges in the case, authorities said.

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By John Heinis/Hudson County View

Steve Inoa, 40, of North Bergen, is charged with assault by auto while driving while intoxicated and causing serious bodily injury, Hudson County Prosecutor Esther Suarez said in a statement.

He was arrested at the Hudson County Prosecutor’s Office in Secaucus and released pending his first court appearance, which is tentatively scheduled for Thursday, October 26th.

On September 8th, shortly after 3:30 a.m., the North Bergen Police Department was notified of a collision in the area of Bergenline Avenue and 92nd Street.

Upon arrival, officers found that a Honda Pilot, operated by Inoa, struck a pedestrian on the east side sidewalk of the intersection.

The pedestrian, a 65-year-old woman, was transported by Emergency Medical Services to Hackensack University Medical Center. At the time, Inoa was issued a summons for DWI.

Suarez credited the Hudson County Regional Collision Investigation Unit and the North Bergen Police Department with the investigation and arrest.

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