JERSEY CITY, NJ – According to NJ.com, a Queens woman is now being charged with a DWI after she critically injured a Port Authority police officer when she struck him with a car in Jersey City last week.
Amandeep Tiwana, a 27-year-old woman from Flushing, was arrested Tuesday morning and charged with assault by auto in the fourth degree,. Those charges have now been upgraded to second-degree assault.
Authorities claim that around 12:30 a.m. Tiwana was under the influence of alcohol and speeding when she hit a median divider on Route 139 east. She then hit a JCPD car and Officer Peter Siano III who was responding to the earlier incident, leaving him with life-threatening injuries.
Tiwana was also charged with multiple motor vehicle offenses including reckless driving, speeding, unsafe lane change, and failure to obey traffic restrictions.
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