Newspaper article The Record (Bergen County, NJ)

Son of Council Member Faces Dwi, Other Charges

Newspaper article The Record (Bergen County, NJ)

Son of Council Member Faces Dwi, Other Charges

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The son of a Saddle Brook councilwoman was arrested last week after he allegedly sideswiped two cars on Route 17 in Hasbrouck Heights and continued driving, authorities said Tuesday. His blood alcohol level was nearly twice the legal limit.

Joseph Scrittorale, 41, was charged with driving while intoxicated, leaving the scene of a motor vehicle accident, being an unlicensed driver and reckless driving after he was arrested on Fridaymorning, said Detective Lt. Michael Colaneri Jr. of the Hasbrouck Heights police.

Scrittorale's mother, Karen D'Arminio, is a Democratic councilwoman in Saddle Brook.

"As a mother, this is a very difficult time for me and my family," she said Tuesday.

Hasbrouck Heights police officers received multiple 911 calls reporting a car crash on Route 17 north near Williams Avenue around 12:15 a. …

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