What you see above is a Lexus with a New Jersey transit sign jutting out of its sunroof. The reason this happened, police say, is because the driver of the Lexus struck a pole in the City of Secaucus, and just kept going. When police caught up to the driver and arrested her, she’d traveled several miles, apparently unaware of the sign protruding out of her car. The 52-year-old women driving the Lexus was pulled over Saturday on Route 46 in South Hackensack, New Jersey, reports the Associated Press. The woman, police said, seemingly had no idea the sign was there. Capt. Robert Kaiser of the South Hackensack police department said she drove for several miles “with the NJ Transit sign impaled through the sun roof of her Lexus.” Here’s more from the Daily Voice in New Jersey: Vasquez failed a field sobriety test and was brought to headquarters, where police processed her on DWI and careless driving charges before releasing her to a responsible adult pending a … [Read more...] about New Jersey Police Arrest Driver Unaware She Had A Transit Sign ‘Impaled’ Through Her Lexus’ Sunroof
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Navigation apps are supposed to make driving experiences better by suggesting shortcuts for commuters away from heavy traffic. But officials in one town in New Jersey—Leonia—say they’re actually dealing with extreme congestion because of apps like Waze and Google Maps. So next month Leonia’s set to ban drivers who don’t live there, except in limited circumstances. Tom Rowe, Leonia’s police chief, explained the problem last week to The New York Times: “Without question, the game changer has been the navigation apps,” said Tom Rowe, Leonia’s police chief. “In the morning, if I sign onto my Waze account, I find there are 250,000 ‘Wazers’ in the area. When the primary roads become congested, it directs vehicles into Leonia and pushes them onto secondary and tertiary roads. We have had days when people can’t get out of their driveways.” Waze relies on crowd-sourced information to update drivers, which at … [Read more...] about New Jersey Town Set To Ban Drivers Who Don’t Live There Because Of GPS Apps
In January four corrections officers at the Edna Mahan Correctional Facility in New Jersey were indicted on sexual assault charges. An investigation from New Jersey Advance Media found that inmates at the all-women’s prison had suffered sexual abuse and assault by guards going far back as 2008, and that the prison had fired three officers after one was alleged to have abused a dozen inmates.December 6 two more inmates filed a lawsuit in state Superior Court, saying that they were “forced into sexual acts with a number of corrections officers,” two of whom were already charged in cases involving other incarcerated women at the facility.In September an inmate filed a federal lawsuit against claiming she was sexually assaulted by two corrections officers, saying she reported the incidents to authorities, only to be punished for doing so by being placed in solitary confinement or losing recreational privileges. In 2015, a female guard at the prison filed a suit against … [Read more...] about New Jersey Prison Facing Multiple Assault Allegations Is Hit With New Lawsuit
Yet another guard at New Jersey’s all-women’s Edna Mahan Correctional Facility has been charged with several counts of sexual assault—the latest in a string of alleged abusers who have been caught in recent months. Ronald Coleman Jr., 39, was arrested at his home last week on over a dozen misconduct and sexual assault charges, and he’s not alone—in 2017, five of the facility’s male corrections officers were indicted on more than two dozen charges stemming from the sexual abuse of eight inmates. According to MyCentralNewJersey.com: The investigation revealed that Coleman, while employed as a senior correction officer, allegedly engaged in a sexual relationship with three inmates that were incarcerated at the Edna Mahan Correctional Facility in Union Township. Coleman has been employed as a Correction Officer since September 2000. In December, an investigation by New Jersey Advance Media found that inmates at Edna Mahan had suffered abuse by guards … [Read more...] about Another Guard At Notorious New Jersey Prison Arrested for Sexual Assault
I don't think my phone has been silent for ten minutes all weekend. Between the robocallers trying to get my Florida vote, my friends in New York and New Jersey reporting in from Sandy recovery, and friends everywhere wondering about what happens if Northeasterners can't vote, I feel like my phone has been surgically mounted to my ear. If you think both houses of Congress could come together and agree to change anything as significant as the date of the presidential election, I have a slightly storm-damaged bridge in Brooklyn to sell you. This is a good sign. While there are still so many heartbreaking stories from the tri-state area, a lot of folks are beginning to find things returning to normal. Sadly, there are still way too many people without power, way too many people with storm damage, and way too many people permanently displaced from their homes and businesses. To quote my good friend and fellow ZDNet columnist Jason Perlow, who also used to live in New York and New … [Read more...] about What happens if New York and New Jersey can’t vote in the presidential election?