A New York woman was charged with driving while intoxicated in Hoboken over the weekend after injuring a woman and not stopping to check on her, police said.
By John Heinis/Hudson County View
Barbara San Martin, 42, of New York, New York, was charged with DWI, assault by auto, reckless driving, and leaving the scene of an accident, according to Police Det. Lt. Danilo Cabrera.
On Saturday, at approximately 12:16 a.m., Officers Michael Straten and Marvin DeJesus responded to the area of 100 Marshall St. on a report of a pedestrian struck by a motor vehicle. It was also reported that the motor vehicle had left the scene of the accident.
Upon arrival,Straten spoke to the victim who reported the following: as she was loading her skies through the driver’s side of her vehicle, a car traveling south on Marshall Street collided into her skies, pinning her between the skies and the car door. The vehicle did not stop and kept traveling.
The victim complained of pain and was later transported to the hospital. Police Officer Marvin Dejesus located two vehicles pulled over in the intersection of 1st and Marshall Streets before locating a witness and a suspect.
The suspect was eventually identified as San Martin, whom the officer believed was intoxicated and therefore requested that Officer Domenick Allegretta perform a standardized field sobriety test.
Allegretta determined that Barbara was unable to safely operate a motor vehicle. As a result, San Martin was placed under arrest for DWI and transported to headquarters for processing.
Breath Samples were taken by Officer Harold Milne, which revealed a blood alcohol result close to triple the legal limit.
A responsible party was contacted and Barbara was released to that person after being issues her summonses, authorities said.