PARSIPPANY-TROY HILLS — Parsippany-Troy Hills Police Officers responded to Flemington Drive for a possible intoxicated driver sitting in their vehicle in the middle of the roadway at 1:10 a.m. on Tuesday, August 1. Upon their arrival, Patrol Officer Daniel Ross spoke to Colleen Asea, 36, Parsippany, who was standing outside her vehicle assessing damage on the vehicle.
After a brief investigation the officers determined that Ms. Asea’s 2016 Nissan Rogue was involved in a hit and run crash.
The damage to the vehicle included heavy front end damage, a missing passenger side mirror, and tree branches stuck under the rear wiper arm.
She was subsequently placed under arrest for Driving While Intoxicated and transported to Police Headquarters.
Shortly after, Patrol Officer Jeff Magahan responded to a residence on Allentown Road for a report of property damage.
Upon arrival, he determined that the hit and run crash that Ms. Asea was involved in took place at the Allentown Road location after locating her passenger mirror and other vehicle parts.
It was determined that Ms. Asea drove off the roadway and struck a tree on the property and then fled. She was issued the following summonses for Driving While Intoxicated,
Reckless Driving, Leaving the Scene of an Accident, Failure to Report an Accident.
She was released on her own recognizance pending her court appearance.
Updated August 11, 2017: The vehicle, a 2016 Nissan Rogue, was impounded by Parsippany-Troy Hills Police Department and was towed from the scene by C & L Towing.
Editors Note: A criminal complaint is merely an accusation. Despite this accusation, the defendant is presumed innocent until he or she is proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt in a court of law.