Prosecutor: Driver arrested for Weehawken hit-and-run that badly injured 3


A man responsible for a Weehawken hit-and-run on Friday evening that injured three people, including two pedestrians, was arrested by local police, Hudson County Prosecutor Esther Suarez announced.

By John Heinis/Hudson County View

Yesterday approximately 9:50 p.m., the Weehawken Police Department was notified of a collision in the area of Avenue at Port Imperial and Port Imperial Boulevard, Suarez said in a statement.

Responding officers located a Honda CRV that had been struck by a Ford F350. After striking the Honda, the driver of the Ford fled the scene, striking two pedestrians, a 78-year-old North Bergen woman and a 70-year-old woman from Florida.

After striking the pedestrians, the driver exited the vehicle and fled the scene on foot. The two pedestrians and a passenger of the Honda, an 80-year-old North Bergen woman, were seriously injured and transported to Jersey City Medical Center for treatment.

Four other occupants of the Honda suffered minor injuries.

During the preliminary investigation, the Weehawken PD identified the driver of the Ford as Luis Tubac-Socoy, 25, of Passaic.

He was arrested by the Weehawken PD and charged with three counts of assault by auto, two counts of leaving the scene of a motor vehicle collision resulting in serious bodily injury, one count of aggravated assault, and was also issued multiple motor vehicle summonses.

This matter is under investigation by the Hudson County Regional Collision Investigation Unit and the Weehawken PD. Suarez credited the Weehawken PD with the arrest.

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  1. Weehawken police have for years used the Port Imperial security service as an uncompensated arm of their special (off the books) investigation unit to surveil and harass township residents they decide they simply don’t care for. As far as useful idiots go the patrol couldn’t be more enthusiastic if they were Paul Blart clones. Not surprised at the rate of crime in this ‘hood. The guards and the cops are too busy doing other things.