Suspected drunk driver crashes into four cars in Hackettstown
HACKETTSTOWN, NJ (Warren County) – An alleged drunk driver crashed into four cars earlier this month in Hackettstown, according to police
On March 6, at around 3:15 p.m., police responded to the intersection of Route 46 and Grand Ave for a report of a hit-and-run motor vehicle crash, police said.
Through a police investigation it was determined that Scott Connor, 55, of Budd Lake was travelling east on Route 46 in a 2019 Ford F-150 when he crossed the double yellow line to pass vehicles and crashed into three vehicles that were stopped for a red light at the intersection of Route 46 and Grand Ave, police said.
Connor continued driving east through the intersection and crashed into another vehicle that was parked along Main Street, police said.
Connor then continued revving the truck trying to accelerate and witnesses reported Connor’s back tires were spinning on the asphalt and the vehicle’s front passenger tire was starting to drive up onto the vehicle. An off-duty police officer was able to get Connor to put his vehicle in park and exit the vehicle, police siad.
Connor was transported to Hackettstown Medical Center with non-life-threatening injuries and another driver complained of pain but refused medical treatment, police said.
Connor was charged with driving while intoxicated, failure to maintain lane, improper passing, reckless driving, failure to report an accident, leaving the scene of an accident, driving without motor vehicle insurance. He was released pending a court appearance, police said.