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Police: Ridgewood Man Hit Parked Cars, Arrested for DWI

Cops claim a man was drunk and on his cell phone when he drove into two vehicles parked along a side street Monday morning.

A 25-year-old village man drove drunk and crashed into parked cars in Ridgewood's Lawns neighborhood early Monday morning, according to police.

Police say Yong Won, of Ridgewood, drunkenly sideswiped two vehicles parked on Berkshire Road at 3:05 a.m. Police say both vehicles struck sustained heavy damage, as did his own car. The parked cars were unoccupied at the time of the strike.

Won was uninjured in the accident and was later arrested on charges of DWI, Ridgewood Police Chief John Ward said. He also received citations for reckless driving and improper cell phone use.

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JAFO October 16, 2012 at 01:06 PM
Street parking is illegal between 2am and 6am. Were the owners of the sideswiped cars ticketed?
C Tills October 16, 2012 at 08:19 PM
they had permission to street park - driveway paving. nice way to deflect from the drunk driving moron.
Jenny Megs October 16, 2012 at 08:25 PM
No I wasn't. But that's because we just had our drive repaved and had called the cars in. It's illegal to park cars on the street and not call them in. But, hey, he totaled my car while breaking several laws and then tried to flee until I stopped him. But hey, I deserved it right?
UmDuh October 16, 2012 at 09:10 PM
Jafo... do you know all the details? Maybe something happened with their driveway, maybe the person was visiting... wait why are you even asking? What if that was your child or a loved one then would you want them ticketed for walking down the sidewalk?
Jasper October 16, 2012 at 09:46 PM
Not all cars on the street are parked illegally. If you know about overnight parking policies, you would verify information before opening your mouth. Not all cars parked on the street are illegally parked.

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