Crash In Front Of Newark Police HQ Leads To 7th DUI Charge

Newark – On March 4, 2017 at 12:08 a.m. officers from the Newark Police Department (NPD) responded to the intersection of S. Main Street and Apple Road for a two vehicle collision, according to NPD Spokesman Lieutenant Fred Nelson.

Michalkiewicz

Nelson said that upon arrival it was discovered that one of the drivers, later identified as Stephen K. Michalkiewicz, had left the area on foot. Officers began searching the area and located Michalkiewicz walking on S. Main Street and took him into custody without incident, said Nelson.

Officers noted that Michalkiewicz, 40-years-old, of Newark, displayed signs of alcohol impairment when they were speaking to him and subsequently arrested him for Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol, according to Nelson. Michalkiewicz’ blood alcohol content results are still pending at this time, added Nelson.

Authorities said that the collision investigation revealed that Michalkiewicz was driving north on S. Main Street and attempted to turn left onto Apple Rd, failing to yield to an oncoming vehicle that was traveling southbound on S. Main St. Both vehicles were towed from the scene and there were no reported injuries.

Investigation revealed that Michalkiewicz has had six prior driving under the influence convictions, according to Nelson.

Newark Police charged Michalkiewicz with 7th Offense – Driving Under the Influence, Leaving the Scene of a Property Damage Collision, Driving Without a Valid License, Failure to Have Insurance in Possession, Failure to Have Registration Card in Possession, Failure to Report a Collision, and Failure to Yield Right of Way When Turning Left.

Michalkiewicz was later video arraigned in front of Justice of the Peace Court 11 and given $20,105 cash bond. He was subsequently released on bond.

Image Credits: Newark Police

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