Police: Flanders man facing charges including DWI, assault by auto, in Hoboken hit-and-run


A Flanders man is facing charges including driving while intoxicated and assault by auto for a Hoboken hit-and-run on Saturday evening, police said.

By John Heinis/Hudson County View

Paul Holt, 26, of Flanders, was charged with assault by auto, driving while intoxicated, reckless driving, having an open container of alcohol, leaving the scene of accident, and failure to provide insurance, according to Police Det. Lt. Jonathan Mecka.

He was arrested on Saturday at approximately 7:45 p.m. in the area of River Street and Hudson Place. After striking the pedestrian the vehicle fled the scene, however, it was later located by police in the nearby area.

The victim was transported to a local hospital for non-life threatening injuries. Based on the driver being intoxicated and the victim sustaining injuries, the driver was charged with assault by auto.

Holt was eventually processed and later released to a responsible party, authorities said.

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