UPDATE: Drunk Man Caused Three-Car Crash, Police Say
A three car crash at the intersection of E. Ridgewood Ave. and N. Maple sent one woman to the hospital Sunday night. Police have arrested one man for allegedly driving under the influence.
Updated at 3:59 p.m. Monday.
A Massachusetts man is facing DWI and careless driving charges for causing a three-car accident that sent a grandmother to the hospital Sunday night, according to Ridgewood police.
Police say Marc Mylonakis, 41, of Monton, MA was traveling east on East Ridgewood Avenue in his silver Audi and blew through the red light at the North Maple Avenue intersection, T-boning a Nissan Altima. According to Captain Jacqueline Luthcke, after first striking the Nissan, he struck an SUV waiting at the red light before coming to a halt.
The Altima, struck on the driver's side when traveling north on N. Maple, skidded into the bushes at the old Sealfons building.
The driver, a grandmother, was taken to Valley Hospital by a Village of Ridgewood Ambulance. She was conscious when brought onto the stretcher, police told Patch. Her family members, which included several young grandchildren, were not physically injured in the crash. The occupants of the other vehicles also were not injured, responders said. Witnesses told Patch they observed Mylonakis vomiting shortly after the crash.
The Audi and Nissan both sustained considerable damage in the wreck and all three vehicles were towed from the scene.
Mylonakis has been charged with DWI, careless driving and failure to observe a traffic signal. He was released on his own recognizance and faces a July 26 date in Ridgewood Municipal Court.
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