N.J. man charged with DWI after driving car over bridge, police say
Updated 4:51 PM; Today 4:00 PM
Police confirmed that the driver was not injured.
By Caroline Fassett | NJ Advance Media for NJ.com
A New Jersey man was arrested and charged with driving while intoxicated on Monday after driving over a bridge and into the Musconetcong River.
New Jersey State Police Perryville Station responded to a single-vehicle crash at Person Road near Route 173 in Bethlehem Township, Hunterdon County, at approximately 10:16 p.m. on Monday.
The driver, Ross Coderoni, 25 of Phillipsburg, was traveling North on Person Road in a Chevy van when he crashed into a guard rail on the South side of the bridge. The van went over the guardrail and down into the river, landing upright.
New Jersey State Police confirmed the driver was not injured. Rich Maxwell | NJ Advance Media for NJ.com
Coderoni was arrested at the scene. He had not been injured in the crash, police confirmed.
Superior Towing & Transport of Lebanon arrived at the scene to lift the vehicle up and onto the bridge using a heavy duty rotator truck.
Units responding to the crash included New Jersey State Police Perryville Station, the Pattenburg Volunteer Fire Company, the Bloomsbury Hose Company, and the Pattenburg Rescue Squad.
New Jersey State Police Perryville Station is investigating the incident.
Superior Towing & Transport of Lebanon used a heavy duty rotator truck to lift the van back onto the bridge.