DWI suspect arrested after South Hackensack rollover crash


Date Published: 2023/09/26

BERGEN COUNTY, NJ — A 48-year-old man was arrested Sunday afternoon for suspected DWI after a crash near the South Hackensack Fire Department headquarters, reports Daily Voice.

Authorities said area surveillance cameras captured footage of the wreck, which occurred on Franklin Street at around 2:15 p.m.

Preliminary details indicate Linus P. Rodrigues, a resident of The Bronx, New York, was driving a 2009 Toyota RAV 4 when it overturned on the road and struck a parked 1998 Buick Century. The Toyota then went on to overturn onto its side, sliding nearly 20 feet.

Rodrigues, who was left trapped in the Toyota, had to be extricated by South Hackensack fire crews.

The male driver, who had no license or insurance, was declining medical treatment when he was suspected of impairment by first responders. Shortly after, he was brought to police headquarters where he failed a series of field sobriety tests.

Rodrigues faces a number of charges, including “DWI, refusing to provide breath samples, reckless driving, careless driving, not having proof of a license or insurance and having an open container of alcohol in his vehicle.”

Following the incident, Rodrigues’s Toyota was impounded and he was released into the custody of “a responsible adult” on condition that he appear for a forthcoming court date, per John’s Law.

Written by: Brach Eichler Injury Lawyers
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