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Dover Police Arrest Diego Tacuriyunga for Multiple Charges Following Parking Lot Crash

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DOVER — Diego E. Tacuriyunga, 23, Orange, hit a traffic post in the rear parking lot of Saint Clares Hospital on Saturday, April 20, at 2:05 a.m.

Dover Police Officer Errick Williams arrived at the scene and spoke to a witness who stated that Mr. Tacuriyunga exited his vehicle and began striking it before returning to it. He allegedly consumed a beverage from a glass bottle and drove from the scene. The vehicle was identified as a 2014 Black Ford Escape with an identifiable license plate.

Approximately five minutes later, a Dover Police Officer spotted the vehicle on North Elm Street and stopped it. The officers requested Bunky’s Heavy Towing & Auto impound the vehicle, and Mr. Tacuriyunga was transported to Dover Police Headquarters.

Mr. Tacuriyunga was charged with

•Failure to report an accident, 39:4-130
•Open Container Alcohol, 39:4-518
•Careless Driving, 39:4-97
•Reckless Driving, 39:4-96
•Leaving the scene of an accident, 39:4-129B
•Operating Under Influence of Liquor or Drugs, 39:4-50
•Consent to Take Samples of Breath, 39:4-50.2
•Refusual to Submit to Chemical Test Penalties, 39:4-50.4A
•Openly consume one 12 oz. Bottle of Corona in Public. Local Ordinance 105-10

A criminal complaint is merely an accusation. Despite this accusation, this Defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt in a court of law.

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Frank Cahill
Frank Cahillhttps://www.frankcahill.com
Publisher of Parsippany Focus since 1989 and Morris Focus since January 1, 2019, both covering a wide range of events. Mr. Cahill serves as the Executive Board Member of the Parsippany Area Chamber of Commerce, President Kiwanis Club of Tri-Town, and Chairman of the Parsippany-Troy Hills Economic Development Advisory Board. Owner of the Morris now app serving small business in Morris County.
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