PARSIPPANY-TROY HILLS — Police Officers from Parsippany, Morris Township, and the Morris County Park Police responded to a vehicle off the roadway into the woods near West Hanover Avenue and Raynor Road at 1:34 a.m. on Thursday, September 7.
Upon arrival of Parsippany officers, they were advised that 2008 Honda CRV was found unoccupied. The Morris County Sheriff’s Office K-9 Unit was requested to assist in tracking down the driver due to his unknown status.
Shortly after the arrival of the MCSO K-9 Unit, the Morris Township Police Department found the driver, identified as Edward Bergman, 50, Parsippany, standing outside 340 West Hanover Avenue.
After a brief investigation by Parsippany officers, Mr. Bergman was transported to Morristown Medical Center by ambulance for treatment of a leg injury and advised that he was under arrest for driving while intoxicated.
He was charged with Hindering Apprehension, a Disorderly Persons Offense; Driving While Intoxicated, Reckless Driving, Driving While Suspended, Fail to Observe Traffic Lanes, Abandonment of Vehicle on Private Property, Unsafe Speed across a Sidewalk, Unsafe Tires
Failure to Report an Accident and Leaving the Scene of a Motor Vehicle Accident.
He was subsequently transported the Morris County Correctional Facility pending an initial appearance on his Hindering Apprehension charge.
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.