Police: Hoboken man charged with drunk driving after hitting two parked cars


A Hoboken man was charged with drunk driving after hitting two parked cars, leaving the scene of where he hit the first vehicle, police said.

By John Heinis/Hudson County View

Robert Johnston, 58, of Hoboken, was charged with driving while intoxicated, failure to exhibit a driver’s license, failure to exhibit an insurance card, leaving the scene of a motor vehicle accident, and possession of prescription legend drugs, according to Police Det. Sgt. Jonathan Mecka.

Shortly after 7:24 a.m. yesterday, Hoboken Police Lt. Michael Costello and Officer Christopher Barrel responded to 700 Park Ave. on a report of a motor vehicle accident.

Upon arriving on scene, they met with Johnston, who was identified as the driver involved in the motor vehicle accident. He appeared to be under the influence based on his actions and appearance on scene.

While investigating the accident, officers located a second parked vehicle that was struck approximately one block away. Following the one scene investigation, Johnston was arrested for driving under the influence.

He was also summonsed for leaving the scene of a motor vehicle accident based on the other parked vehicle that he struck with his car.

No one was injured during this incident and Johnston was released to a responsible person later in the day, authorities said.