According to the Parsippany Police Department Blotter, on the afternoon of January 3, 2013, police responded to a call about a pedestrian who was allegedly struck by a vehicle. A witness to the alleged hit-and-run told police that he saw a man park his vehicle, take a leather jacket out of another vehicle, and then begin to drive away. As the vehicle was driving away, the owner of the leather jacket came out of a convenience store and shouted “stop.” The vehicle then allegedly continued to speed up, stuck the owner of the jacket, and then sped away.
Based on the information known to date, the perpetrator will likely be charged with numerous crimes, including, but not limited to, the following:
2C:12-1.1 Knowingly leaving scene of motor vehicle accident resulting in serious bodily injury, fourth degree crime; sentencing.
2. A motor vehicle operator who knows he is involved in an accident and knowingly leaves the scene of that accident under circumstances that violate the provisions of R.S.39:4-129 shall be guilty of a crime of the fourth degree if the accident results in serious bodily injury to another person.
2:C12-1b(1): Aggravated Assault:
A person is guilty of aggravated assault if he attempts to cause serious bodily injury to another, or causes such injury purposely or knowingly or under circumstances manifesting extreme indifference to the value of human life recklessly causes such injury.
and 2C:20-2. Consolidation of theft and computer criminal activity offenses; grading; provisions applicable to theft generally. The degree of the theft depends on the value of the property stolen.
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Matthew C. Simon, Esq.
The Law Office of John Tierney
1259 Route 46 East
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