Driver leaves scene of accident then charged with DWI

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PARSIPPANY — A hit and run motor vehicle crash occurred between a 2007 Nissan Frontier and a parked 2009 Honda Civic on Summerhill Drive on Monday, October 30 at 4:24 a.m.

Following the crash the Nissan Frontier fled the scene, but was located shortly after turning onto F. Huston Taylor Court. After a brief investigation the driver of the Nissan Frontier, Salvatore Rinchiuso, 62, Parsippany, was placed under arrest by Patrol Officer D. Roman for driving while intoxicated.

He was transported to police headquarters for processing and was charged with Driving While Intoxicated; Careless Driving; Failure to Report a Crash; Leaving the Scene of a Motor Vehicle Crash.

He was released on his own recognizance pending his court date.

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.