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UPDATE: Authorities Charge South Hackensack Driver Who Crashed Through Bergen Jail Entrance

Troy MacDonald Photo Credit: MUGSHOT: Courtesy BERGEN COUNTY SHERIFF
The driver was removed from the vehicle after it plowed through the BCJ employee entrance. No extrication was necessary. Photo Credit: COURTESY: Bergen County Sheriff's Office
Fortunately, no one was injured. Photo Credit: COURTESY: Bergen County Sheriff's Office
Troy H. McDonald Photo Credit: PHOTO: Courtesy BERGEN COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE / INSET: Facebook

UPDATE: Authorities filed charges against a South Hackensack driver who crashed a sedan through the employee entrance of the Bergen County Jail on Friday.

Troy H. McDonald, 51, remained in police custody overnight at New Bridge Medical Center in Paramus (formerly Bergen Regional) with injuries that Bergen County Sheriff Anthony Cureton said weren't life-threatening.

Authorities charged him with causing widespread damage, burglary and criminal mischief "based on statements that were made,"  Cureton told Daily Voice.

Responders helped get McDonald out of his Acura after it smashed through the large glass front of the entrance and into the vestibule.

He was highly intoxicated, they said.


No one else was injured, Cureton said -- and fortunately so: Shift change was roughly an hour earlier, several officers noted.

It was initially believed the driver may have suffered a medical episode because medication for diabetes was found in the car. But an investigation showed otherwise, Cureton said.

At the scene.

Emergency responders at the scene.


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