A 19-year-old from New Jersey was charged with driving while intoxicated (DWI) twice in 10 hours after allegedly causing two separate accidents.
Late Tuesday evening, Nicholas Corsair was arrested after he drove off the road and hit a utility pole on Route 9, causing substantial damage, NBC New York reports. He was released around 7:30 a.m. on Wednesday after being charged with DWI.
Corsair then got into a pickup truck and was involved in another accident while he sat in the traffic jam caused by the first 10 hours earlier.
In the second accident, Corsair rear-ended a Honda driven by a 54-year-old man and fled the scene.
Traffic Officer Robert Westfall recognized Corsair as the hit-and-run driver because he remembered him from the first crash, The Daily Mail reports.
Police later found Corsair at his home and arrested him. He was charged with driving a motor vehicle under the influence of a controlled dangerous substance, along with other traffic violations.
Corsair’s mother, Jacquelin Latronico, 51, was arrested and charged with allowing a person to drive while impaired.
Both mother and son have been released pending a future court date.