the staff of the Ridgewood
Ramsey NJ, Bergen County Prosecutor Mark Musella announced the arrest of LISA M. WIEGERS (DOB: 7/29/1975; single; unemployed) of 101 Carroll Street, Ramsey, New Jersey on a charge of Assault By Auto. The arrest is the result of an investigation conducted by the Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office under the direction of Chief Robert Anzilotti, and the Ramsey Police Department under the direction of Chief Bryan Gurney.
At approximately 6:18 pm on Thursday, September 24, 2020, the Ramsey Police Department received a report of a bicyclist struck by a vehicle on Wyckoff Avenue near the intersection with West Oak Street. Upon arrival at the scene of the collision, officers confirmed that a bicyclist had been struck by a vehicle. In addition, the driver of the vehicle which had struck the bicyclist was suspected of driving under the influence of alcohol. An investigation by Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office Fatal Accident Investigation Unit and the Ramsey Police Department revealed that WIEGERS was operating a motor vehicle while under the influence of alcohol when she struck the bicyclist. The bicyclist suffered serious bodily injuries and was transported to Hackensack University Medical Center in Hackensack, NJ, where he is currently listed in stable condition.
As a result of the investigation, WIEGERS was charged with one count of Assault By Auto, in violation of N.J.S.A. 2C:12-1(c), a 2nd degree crime. She was also issued motor vehicle summonses for Driving While Intoxicated, in violation of N.J.S.A. 39:4-50, Reckless Driving, in violation of N.J.S.A. 39:4-96, Disregard Of A Stop Sign, in violation of N.J.S.A. 39:4-144, Careless Driving, in violation of N.J.S.A. 39:4-97, Failure To Yield Right Of Way, in violation of N.J.S.A. 39:4-90, and Uninsured Vehicle, in violation of2 of 2N.J.S.A. 39:6B-2. WIEGERS was released pending a first appearance in Central Judicial Processing Court in Hackensack, New Jersey on Friday, October 9, 2020.
Prosecutor Musella states that the charges are merely accusations and that the defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt, and would also like to thank the Ramsey Police Department for their assistance in this investigation.