Map Interactive local COVID-19 tracker
Contact Us
Bergenfield Daily Voice serves Bergenfield, Dumont & New Milford
Return to your home site


Bergenfield Daily Voice serves Bergenfield, Dumont & New Milford

Nearby Towns

Breaking News: SEE ANYTHING? Police Seek Hit-Run Truck That Struck Bicyclist In Glen Rock
DV Pilot Police & Fire

Police: DWI Driver In Three-Car Ridgewood Crash With Injuries Was 5X Legal Limit

Oct. 22 DWI crash at Linwood & Maple.
Oct. 22 DWI crash at Linwood & Maple. Photo Credit: Boyd A. Loving

A Ridgewood man with a reckless DWI offense already on his record registered five times the legal blood-alcohol limit after he caused a three-car crash that sent him and others to the hospital, village police said.

Neil Teresinski, 36, was charged with assault by auto, reckless driving and two counts of DWI after his Toyota SUV crashed at the intersection of Linwood and Maple avenues on Oct. 22, they said.

More serious charges could follow against Teresinski, who registered more than a .40% alcohol concentration in his blood, Ridgewood police said in a release issued Sunday night by Detective Sgt. Michael Lembo.

New Jersey's limit for legal driving with alcohol in your system is .08%.

Prison time is a possibility given the current charges -- and would become all but certain if a Bergen County grand jury upgrades or adds to the counts. Previous history plays a role, as well.

Records show Teresinski – who was processed and released by Ridgewood police pending a future court date -- was arrested for reckless DWI in Florida three years ago.

to sign up for Daily Voice's free daily emails and news alerts.

Welcome to

Bergenfield Daily Voice!

Serves Bergenfield, Dumont & New Milford

Hi! You've read our articles so we know you like our reporting. To keep reading please join our mailing list.

Get important news about your town as it happens.