Secaucus woman charged with DWI after crashing into landscaping bricks in front of house


A Secaucus woman was charged with driving while intoxicated after driving onto the sidewalk and crashing into landscaping bricks in front of a house, Police Chief Dennis Miller said.

By John Heinis/Hudson County View

Johana Alcivar, 33, of Secaucus, was charged with DWI, eluding, and endangering the welfare of children, Miller said in a statement.

On Sunday at about 11:01 p.m., Sergeant Aniello Schaffer was stopped at a traffic light on First Street and Paterson Plank Road While stopped he observed a Silver Honda Accord traveling westbound on the thoroughfare, Miller told HCV in an email.

While the silver Honda Accord was traveling west, he observed the vehicle driving on the opposing traffic lanes, passing a darker colored sedan and honking their horn.

As a result, he activated his lights in the area of the Secaucus Library, located at 379 Paterson Plank Road. The car continued on Grace Avenue traveling approximately 35 MPH and slowed down for an intersection of Schoppmann Drive.

The Silver Honda Accord then continued on Grace Ave until it entered the driveway of a house on Grace Avenue, drove partially on the sidewalk, and crashed into the front landscaping bricks in front of the home.

She was charged with endangering since minors were in her vehicle, and was charged, processed, and remanded to the Hudson County Correctional Facility.

Nelson Villegas-Rios, 31, of Secaucus was also a passenger in the vehicle and he was found to have an active warrant from Secaucus with a bail of $300, as well as an active warrant from Millburn with a bail of $1,000.

As a result, officers from the Millburn Police Department took custody of him and transported him to the Millburn Police Department, authorities said.

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