A Fort Lee driver was drunk when she crashed her van in Fair Lawn and took off with two youngsters aboard, said authorities who arrested her a few blocks away.
Officer Michael O’Brien found the disabled van driven by Nicole Chung, 40, in the middle of Grunstra Place after it struck a fire hydrant on Greenwood Drive at Garrison Terrace and kept going around 5 p.m. Friday, Sgt. Brian Metzler said.
With her were two girls -- ages 4 and 8 -- Metzler said Monday.
Neither they nor Chung were injured, he said.
All were taken to headquarters and released to a responsible adult, the sergeant said.
Chung -- who wasn't wearing a seatbelt and didn't have either registration or proof of insurance for the van, will have a first appearance in Central Judicial Processing Court in Hackensack, Metzler said.
- Child endangerment;
- DWI with minors in a vehicle;
- Reckless driving;
- Leaving the scene of a crash;
- Failing to report a crash;
- Driving on a sidewalk;
- Not wearing a seatbelt;
- No registration or proof of insurance.
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