A 65-year-old North Bergen pedestrian was struck and seriously injured by an alleged drunk driver early this morning, authorities said.
By John Heinis/Hudson County View
Just after 3:30 a.m. this, the North Bergen Police Department was notified of a collision in the area of Bergenline Avenue and 92nd Street, according to Hudson County Prosecutor Esther Suarez.
Upon arrival, officers found that a Honda Pilot, operated by Steve Inoa, 40, of North Bergen, had 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, where she is currently in critical but stable condition.
During the preliminary investigation, Inoa was charged with driving while intoxicated by the North Bergen Police Department. The Hudson County Regional Collision Investigation Unit and the North Bergen Police Department are actively investigating this matter.
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