Driver in wrong-way Turnpike crash charged with drunken driving

ELIZABETH — A man accused of driving the wrong-way on the New Jersey Turnpike before crashing head-on with a car Sunday night has been charged with drunken driving, State Police said.

Luis Hernandez, 68, of Wharton, was charged with driving while intoxicated following the 9:31 p.m. crash in Elizabeth, State Police Trooper Alejandro Goez said.

He said Hernandez was driving a Ford F150 south in the northbound car lanes of the highway. Hernandez collided with a Honda Civic that was traveling north on the highway near exit 13, the trooper said.

The driver of the other car, a 23-year-old man from Pasadena, …read more

Source: Union

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