Drunk driver blamed for five-car crash in Secaucus

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SECAUCUS, NJ – This week, police charged a man with causing a five-vehicle crash in Secaucus on Veterans Day.

Cyrus Crayton, 26, of Bogota, has been charged with driving while intoxicated, assault by auto, and reckless endangerment.

In front of Bareli’s Restaurant, police found a dump truck on its side with gravel spilled across the highway. Two people were injured and treated by emergency medical personnel.

Police noticed Crayton, who also suffered minor injuries, appeared to show signs of intoxication. Police obtained a warrant to draw a blood sample and found he had a blood-alcohol content over the state’s legal limit.

“It was later determined that Mr. Crayton was operating his motor vehicle with a blood alcohol content over the legal limit,” the Secaucus Police Department said. “Mr. Crayton, initially traveling along Plaza Center Road in Secaucus, lost control of his vehicle and crashed into the curb(s) of Route 3 East causing his vehicle to become disabled across the three left lanes.”

Police said the dump truck driver approached the accident scene, but the weight of his load made it unable for him to stop. He swerved to avoid a collision, but ended up rolling the truck over on its side.

“This arrest is just a representative example of the meticulous work the Secaucus Police Traffic Bureau, under the command of Lieutenant Martin Moreda, puts forth each day, Chief Dennis Miller said. I am thankful no serious injuries were sustained, but this crash reminds us that driving while intoxicated still possess a serious risk to the motoring public.”

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