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Police: Paterson Man Arrested for Ridgewood Hit-and-Run

Drunken driver fled after colliding with another vehicle on Godwin Avenue last week, according to authorities.

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A Paterson man was intoxicated when he was involved in a hit-and-run accident in the village last week, police said.

Javier Garcia-De Jesus, 28, fled the scene of an accident without injuries after striking another vehicle on Godwin Avenue last Thursday at about 10:55 p.m., according to police.

When officers caught up with him blocks away on Gardner Road, it was determined he was intoxicated and provided cops with a fraudulent license, according to police.

Garcia-De Jesus was charged with DWI, leaving the scene of an accident, failure to report an accident, reckless driving, having an uninsured and unregistered vehicle, and possessing a fraudulent government document. He was released after posting bail.

jp1 January 22, 2014 at 08:01 PM
Considering all the charges how much was bail?
disgusted January 22, 2014 at 08:23 PM
Probably 2500 or less all the charges were motor vehicle
barbara February 15, 2014 at 11:24 AM
Follow the $$$ .... Where did he get bail money?? Paterson is the heroin supermarket for Bergen County.

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