Video shows alleged drunk driver speeding on sidewalk in New Jersey

Video shows alleged drunk driver speeding on sidewalk in New Jersey

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NEW JERSEY — Video from WABC-TV shows an alleged drunk driver going out of control and onto a sidewalk in New Jersey.

The incident happened the night of Feb. 9th in Jersey City.

In the video obtained by WABC-TV, a Ford Taurus is seen veering off Ocean Avenue and onto the sidewalk, missing a man by inches.

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It then mows down a light pole and goes across a street into a heap of destruction.

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"It sounded like an explosion, like two trucks had collided," witness Roxy Mumford told WABC-TV.

Police identify the driver as 47-year-old John Wilson. They say he was driving drunk when he lost control of the car. Police charged him with multiple crimes.

Out-of-control car speeds down sidewalk, nearly hits man

OUT OF CONTROL: Video shows alleged drunk driver speed down the sidewalk in Jersey City, nearly hitting a man before crashing into a light pole. Fortunately, no one was injured. https://abcn.ws/2SUu1p8

Posted by ABC News on Thursday, February 21, 2019

Information from WABC-TV was used in this report