PARSIPPANY, NJ – A reckless driver suspected of driving under the influence failed to maintain her lane, and knocked down a concrete sign, fire hydrant, and street signs on May 15, according to reports.
The driver, 59-year-old Mildred Fornes, was driving a 2006 Jeep Cherokee on Route 46 East when she left her lane and struck a concrete sign at approximately 7:28 p.m.
Fornes continued to drive and hit a fire hydrant, causing the hydrant to enter the lane of travel. She also hit a street sign, knocking it down.
The vehicle swerved back onto the shoulder, striking a curb before coming to to a stop in the grass median in the middle of Route 46.
After investigation, authorities said the driver appeared to be under the influence, citing Fornes’s slurred speech
Fornes admitted to have taken prescribed medication, Gabapentin, and Ambien, on a regular basis.
Fornes was issued a summon for driving under the influence and another for failure to maintain lane.
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