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Drunk Morris County Driver Left Crash Scene, Blew Red Light, Police Say

Elias N. Otalora-Losada was driving westbound on Route 46 when he crashed his 2014 Nissan into a guardrail and then left the scene and blew a red light, police said.
Elias N. Otalora-Losada was driving westbound on Route 46 when he crashed his 2014 Nissan into a guardrail and then left the scene and blew a red light, police said. Photo Credit: Google Maps

A 44-year-old Budd Lake man is facing several charges after drunkenly crashing his car into a highway guardrail, driving away and then blowing a red light, authorities said.

Elias N. Otalora-Losada was headed westbound on Route 46 when he crashed his 2014 Nissan into a guardrail and then left the scene, failing to stop at the traffic signal at the intersection of International Drive early Sunday morning, Mount Olive police said in a news release.

A police officer stoppedĀ Otalora-Losada near the Village Green Shopping Center where he was arrested following a field sobriety test, authorities said.

Otalora-Losada was transported to police headquarters -- where he underwent a chemical breath test -- and subsequently charged with leaving the scene of an accident, DWI, reckless driving, leaving the scene of an accident, unlicensed driving and more.

He was released to a sober driver pending a court hearing.

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