Hoboken man charged with driving while intoxicated

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.

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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.

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