The Hoboken Police have arrested 30-year old Jimmie Lee of Newark for driving while intoxicated (DWI) with a child in the car. The incident took place on Monday, May 8, 2023 when police responded to reports of a car crash at the intersection of Second and Hudson Streets.
When officers arrived, they found a Nissan Rogue facing the wrong way on Hudson Street. The driver of that vehicle told officers he was pulling out of a parking spot when another car rear ended him. The driver of the other vehicle was identified as Lee.
Inside Lee’s car were an adult female, who suffered a minor hand injury due to the crash, and a male juvenile who was not injured. Officers suspected Lee to be under the influence because he was behaving erratically. Police also reported that he had bloodshot eyes and he was making incoherent statements. Lee also refused multiple requests to provide identification.
Police say, at one point, Lee began to walk away from the accident scene and when officers told him to stop, he took off running. Police ran after Lee and quickly caught him near 200 Court Street. He was handcuffed and taken to Police Headquarters, where he admitted to smoking marijuana and consuming alcohol before he got behind the wheel.
The child was unharmed and was released to a family member. Lee has previously been arrested for DWI, and he now faces more severe charges due to the presence of a child in the car.
Driving under the influence is a serious offense that endangers the lives of everyone on the road, including passengers, pedestrians, and other drivers. Driving under the influence with a child in the car is even more dangerous and can have severe consequences.
It is essential to always prioritize safety when driving and to never get behind the wheel after consuming alcohol or drugs. If you see someone driving under the influence, please report them to the authorities immediately.