A Bergen County college student has been arrested on suspicions that he
punched a limo driver in the head, spit in his face and hit his vehicle
with a baseball bat.
The Fair Lawn man, 20 years old, was arrested on the campus of Bergen Community
College and charged with simple
assault and criminal mischief.
The incident involving the student and limo driver apparently began when
the driver dropped off people on the campus and then drove into a parking
lot the wrong way and blocked the student's vehicle shortly before 3 p.m.
The two began arguing, police said, with both getting out of their vehicles.
During a verbal exchange, the student allegedly spit in the face of the
limo driver and then punched him in the head.
The limo driver got back into his vehicle, police said, while the student
allegedly retrieved a wooden baseball bat and began to beat on the limo's
trunk with it.
The limo driver was uninjured in the incident.
In a separate and unrelated incident, a Ridgewood attorney who had been
accused of aggravated assault had charges against him dropped by Hudson
Though the incident in which he was accused of dragging a woman with his
vehicle happened in Bergen County, the case was moved to Hudson County
because of an apparent conflict of interest in the Bergen County Prosecutor's Office.
The attorney's brother is the former Bergen County Executive.
Regardless, the charges against the Ridgewood man were dropped for lack
of evidence, prosecutors said.
Three traffic citations were issued in the incident: reckless driving,
failure to yield at a stop sign and leaving the scene of an accident.
Those citations are still pending and will be heard in Bayonne Municipal Court.
Our Englewood law firm handles cases similar to these. For more information,
Bergen County assaultpage.
Source: NorthJersey.com, "Bergen Community College student accused of hitting
limo driver in road rage incident," Sept. 27, 2012