New Square, NY - Missing Driver In Rockland Crash Arrested With DWI
New Square, NY - Just under 12 hours after a head on crash between an SUV and an empty commuter bus, police have located the driver of the mangled vehicle that had been abandoned on the side of a well traveled Rockland County roadway.
Ramapo Police reported that a Monsey Trails bus was struck on Route 45 just south of New Square at 2:43 AM this morning by a silver Suzuki. Both drivers were alone in their vehicles at the time of the collision which left the road littered with debris.
By the time police arrived at the crash site the driver of the severely damaged SUV had fled the scene. The driver of the bus sustained minor injuries in the crash.
Ramapo Police, the Rockland County Sheriff’s Office, New York State Police, Spring Valley Police and the Hillcrest Fire Department all responded to the scene and attempted to locate the driver of the SUV. The accident took place just north of Williams Avenue near Tioken Road and left Route 45 closed in both directions for several hours as police conducted their investigation.
According to News 12, 32 year old Karna Roka of Garnerville turned himself in to Haverstraw Police. Police said that Roka was not the owner of the Suzuki, but uses it to make deliveries for a local fast food restaurant.
Roka was turned over to Ramapo Police who charged him with driving while intoxicated. He is currently being treated for injuries sustained in the accident at Good Samaritan Hospital.
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