Prosecutor: Newark man arrested in Georgia for 2021 hit-and-run in North Bergen


A Newark man was arrested in Georgia for a 2021 hit-and-run in North Bergen that left a 56-year-old woman and a three-year-old boy critically injured, Hudson County Prosecutor Esther Suarez announced.

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By John Heinis/Hudson County View

Micah James, 22, of Newark, is charged with leaving the scene of a motor vehicle collision resulting in serious bodily injury, hindering apprehension, and two counts of assault by auto.

He was arrested in Hinesville, Georgia, on Tuesday, October 18th during a traffic stop with an open warrant relating to the collision and was extradited to the Hudson County Correctional Facility, where he arrived on Wednesday, October 26th.

James is tentatively scheduled to appear in court on Tuesday, November 1st.

On Saturday, September 4th, 2021, at approximately 12 a.m., the North Bergen Police Department responded to the area of Tonnelle Avenue and 46th Street on reports of a vehicle striking multiple pedestrians.

Upon arrival, responding officers found two individuals with life-threatening injuries. The vehicle that struck them had left the scene.

An investigation by the Hudson County Regional Collision Investigation Unit and the North Bergen Police Department determined a midsize sedan was traveling south when it struck a 56-year-old woman and her 3-year-old grandson, both from Queens, N.Y., while they were crossing the street near the intersection.

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