Police: Roselle man charged with drunk driving after Hoboken hit-and-run


A Roselle man has been charged with drunk driving after a Hoboken hit-and-run on the evening of September 11th, police said.

By John Heinis/Hudson County View

Jamil Simms, 31, of Roselle, has been charged with assault by auto, driving while intoxicated, refusal to submit breath samples, and reckless driving, according to Det. Lt. Jonathan Mecka.

At approximately 9 p.m. on Sunday, Officers Domenick Allegretta and Tyrone Huggins responded to 7th and Adams Streets on the report of hit-and-run involving a pedestrian.

Upon their arrival, the victim was being assessed for non-life threatening injuries by emergency medical service before being transported to a local hospital. The driver did not remain on the scene.

However, officers were able to locate the vehicle a block away and as they approached it, the driver, later identified as Simms, was slumped over the wheel.

After an on-scene investigation took place, Simms was placed under arrest for driving under the influence. While at headquarters, he refused to provide breath samples.

Later, Simms was released on a summons to a responsible party, authorities said.

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