PARSIPPANY — Parsippany Police Officers along with Parsippany Fire Districts 3 and 6 and Parsippany Ambulance Cars 69 and 65, responded to Marmora Road shortly after 11:00 p.m. on Sunday, April 2, for a report of a motor vehicle crash. Upon their arrival, they located a 2003 Red Ford Explorer that crashed into the residence at 134 Marmora Road.
During the investigation officers determined that the driver, later identified as Ms. Carla Marcella Martinez, 25, Bound Brook, was traveling east on Marmora Road at a high rate of speed while attempting to negotiate a right curve.
Ms. Martinez ran off the road, struck a street sign, side swiped a tree, drove through the grass of 134 Marmora Road, and struck the house causing extensive damage to the house and the vehicle. Ms. Martinez was transported to the Morristown Medical Center for complaints of pain.
The investigation also resulted in charging Ms. Martinez with Driving While Intoxicated. She was issued additional summonses for: Unregistered vehicle; open container of alcohol in vehicle; failure to maintain lane; unlicensed driver; reckless driving; no seat belt, and destruction of agricultural property. She was released on her own recognizance at the hospital to a sober adult pending her court appearance.
The home was stabilized by members of Parsippany Rescue and Recovery and a construction official from the Township of Parsippany Housing Department deemed the home safe for re-entry.
No injuries were reported by the occupants of the home.
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