A Hoboken man was charged with driving while intoxicated after passing out behind the wheel and hitting a parked car, police said.
Edwin Allende, 44, of Hoboken, was charged with DWI and reckless driving, according to Police Det. Lt. Jonathan Mecka.
On Sunday shortly after 9:45 p.m., Officer Aaron Font responded to the area of 4th and Jefferson Streets on the report of a vehicle striking a parked car.
Font was also informed that the driver involved in the collision was acting erratic prior to passing out behind the wheel of his vehicle.
When he arrived, he met with Sgt. Steve Kranz and Officer Damian Bates who were attempting to gain entry into the vehicle which was still in reverse.
Kranz was able to unlock the vehicle’s door through an open rear passenger window. The officers were able to secure the vehicle and the driver, who was identified as Allende, began to receive medical attention.
He was later transported to the hospital based on his condition. During this investigation the officers developed probable cause to show that Allende was under the influence of narcotics during the time of the accident.
As a result, he was charged and later released to a responsible party, with no additional injuries reported due to the motor vehicle collision, authorities said.