PARSIPPANY — Parsippany-Troy Hills Police Officers responded to Lake Shore Drive and Rockaway Boulevard, on a reported motor vehicle crash at 7:57 p.m. on Friday, March 1.
Upon their arrival, they observed a 2018 Toyota Rav4 that had struck a tree. They made contact with the driver, Mr. Vijay Bhise, 72, North Caldwell.
After a brief investigation, officers determined that he needed to be transported to the hospital for possible medical attention.
EMS arrived on scene, at which time Mr. Bhise became combative towards the EMS personnel. While inside the ambulance, Mr. Bhise punched an EMT in the left shoulder area. He was placed under arrest and subsequently transported to Morristown Medical Center for assessment.
Once cleared from the hospital, he was transported to Police Headquarters for processing. While there he was charged with one count of Fourth Degree Aggravated Assault on Emergency Service Personnel; Driving While Intoxicated, a Traffic Offense; Reckless Driving, a Traffic Offense; Careless Driving, a Traffic Offense; Unsafe Lane Change, a Traffic Offense and Failure to Stop or Yield, a Traffic Offense.
He was released on his own recognizance pending his court date.