Photo Credit: Google Maps A Roselle, New Jersey man is in hot water after being arrested in Hoboken following a hit and run accident in which he was driving drunk. According to Detective / Lieutenant Jonathan Mecka, 31-year old Jamil Simms has been charged with assault by auto, driving while intoxicated, refusal to submit breath samples, and reckless driving.
The incident took place on Sunday, September 11, 2022 at the intersection of 7th and Adams Streets at approximately 9 pm.
Mecka says Officers Domenick Allegretta and Tyrone Huggins responded to the location on a report of a hit and run involving a pedestrian. Upon their arrival, the victim was being assessed for non-life threatening injuries by an ambulance. The victim was later transported to a local hospital.
The striking vehicle did not remain on scene. Mecka says officers were able to locate the striking vehicle a block away. As they approached it, the driver, Jamil Simms was slumped over the wheel. After an on-scene investigation took place, Simms was placed under arrest for driving under the influence. While at headquarters he refused to provide breath samples.
Simms was later released on a summons to a responsible party.
He is considered innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.