A Matawan woman is facing several charges after she allegedly left the scene of one accident on Cliffwood Avenue in Aberdeen before being involved in a second one on Sunday, according to a press release issued by the Aberdeen Township Police Department.
Police say Maria Vitale, 78, of Haven Drive was driving her 2000 Toyota while intoxicated at about 9 p.m. when she allegedly struck a stop sign on Cliffwood Avenue and then continued driving across Route 35. She then allegedly crossed over into oncoming traffic near Rose Street and collided with a 1992 Accura operated by a Perth Amboy resident.
Vitale was taken to Bayshore Community Hospital for treatment of facial injuries, according to Chief John Powers. The driver of the Acura did not report any injuries.
She is charged with driving while intoxicated, leaving the scene of an accident, failure tomaintain lane, uninsured motorist, failure to exhibit documents and reckless driving.
P.O. Craig Hausmann investigated with assistance from P.O.Anthony Marone.