Drunk Driver drives wrong way on RT-15 and Hits Two Police Cars

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On Thursday, November 29 2018 Catherine Pansini, 34, of Lake Hopatcong was arrested for Driving while Intoxicated and Reckless Driving after striking two Jefferson Township Police Vehicles on Route 15 North with her 2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee.

At approximately 2230hrs the Jefferson Township Police received several 911 calls stating a vehicle was traveling south on Route 15 North. Upon PO Paskas arriving in the area, his vehicle was struck head-on, by Ms. Pansini’s vehicle. It then continued traveling south on Route 15 North and then struck Cpl. Fedo’s patrol vehicle, head-on, at which time it came to rest in the area of Route 15 North and Weldon Road.

No injuries were reported.  

Ms. Pansini was arrested and issued with the following motor vehicle summons;

  • 39:4-50
  • 39:4-50.2
  • 39:4-50.4A
  • 39:4-97
  • 39:4-96
  • 39:4-85.1
  • 39:3-74
  • 39:4-88
  • 39:3-76

Ms. Pansini was released pending a future court date.

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