WANTAGE, NJ – A man was intoxicated when he hit another vehicle, then destroyed his own on Thursday, May 28, the NJ Herald reports.
Jeffrey Salazar, 50, was driving a Dodge pickup truck northbound on Route 23 at approximately 6:30 p.m. when he crossed into oncoming traffic and struck a silver Toyota.
Witnesses say they saw the Dodge pickup attempted to back up, accelerate, and hit the Toyota again on Route 23.
It is unclear whether Salazar struck another vehicle after that, but witnesses also say his truck became disabled due to the damage from the collision and reckless driving. The truck stopped near Central School road which is about a half mile from where Salazar struck the Toyota.
He was transported to a nearby hospital to treat non-life-threatening injuries.
Salazar has a criminal history, has been arrested several times, and served jail time in 2015 for arson.
He was arrested for driving while under the influence of alcohol.
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