Kearny woman, 18, was drunk, charged in wrong-way Rt. 3 crash: BCPO

Guzman Picon BCPO photo

A Kearny woman has been arrested and charged with two counts of assault by auto, plus she was issued tickets charging her with drunken-driving, operating the wrong way on a one-way road and reckless driving, in connection with a serious crash that took place on Rt. 3 late last month, Bergen County Prosecutor Mark Musella said.

The arrest of Nube Guzman Picon, 18, of Hoyt Street, was the result of an investigation conducted by the Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office and the East Rutherford Police Department.

According to Musella, at approximately 1:31 a.m., Nov. 28, the East Rutherford Police Department responded to a motor-vehicle crash on Rt. 3 East in the area of the Berry’s Creek Bridge in which a 2015 Nissan Altima, traveling west in the eastbound lanes, reportedly struck a 2005 Nissan Altima head-on.

The driver of the wrong-way vehicle, Guzman Picon, her 18-year-old female passenger and the 43-year-old male driver of the other vehicle were all transported to Hackensack University Medical Center for treatment of their injuries. The victims suffered serious injuries and remain hospitalized in stable condition.

Early reports said the three were in life-threatening condition, but the prosecutor said it now appears all three will survive.

Guzman Picon is scheduled for a first appearance in Central Judicial Processing, Hackensack, on Wednesday, Dec. 16.

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