Shortly after 7:24 a.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 5 Hoboken Police Lieutenant Michael Costello and Officer Christopher Barrel responded to 700 Park Ave. on the report of a motor vehicle accident.
When they arrived, they met Hoboken resident Robert Johnston,58, who was identified as the alleged driver involved in the motor vehicle accident.
According to a press release from the police department, Johnston appeared to allegedly be under the influence based on his actions and appearance on scene.
While investigating this accident, officers located a second parked vehicle which was struck approximately one block away.
During the on-scene investigation police arrested Johnston for allegedly driving under the influence.
He received several charges, including driving while intoxicated, Failure to Exhibit a Driver’s License, Failure to Exhibit an Insurance Card, Leaving the Scene of a motor vehicle accident, and Possession of Prescription legend drugs.
No one was injured, and Johnston was released to a responsible person later in the day.
He is considered innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.