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Unlicensed Driver Identified, Arrested for Downing Street Light, Police Say

20-year-old Randolph resident charged after fleeing the scene of the accident on Sunday, police said.

A 20-year-old Randolph resident was the subject of an intensive search stemming from an accident on Sunday morning that took down the traffic signal at the intersection of South Street and South Park Place, Morristown Police said. 

According to Lt. Stuart Greer, Carlos Eduardo Vargas-Membreno was identified as the person driving the 1995 Jeep when it struck the traffic light and then abandoned it on King Street after the accident. 

"Mr. Vargas-Membreno advised that he had been distracted while driving, struck the traffic signal and then left the area in the vehicle because he was scared," Greer said.

Greer said the investigation by officers Robert Edwards and Brian McDonnell, concluded with Vergas-Membreno being charged with failure to report an accident, leaving the scene of an accident, careless driving and driving without a license. 

According to Greer, the Jeep was registered to a 23-year-old Branchburg woman, who was also charged. 

"A summons was issued to the registered owner of the car for allowing an unlicensed driver to operate her vehicle," Greer said. 

BillyD January 08, 2014 at 11:24 AM
Carlos Eduardo Vargas-Membreno The future of America.
I plead the 2nd tchk tchk January 08, 2014 at 12:14 PM
Don't worry carlos, the MAN will pay for it. sit back and enjoy your food stamp meal.
mark January 08, 2014 at 12:52 PM
scared ???? scared of what ???
David Steketee January 08, 2014 at 01:08 PM
BillyD, bravo for the subtle racism... bravo...
Brenda Carter January 09, 2014 at 08:21 AM
hmmmmmmmmm.....nice comments!!!!!!
Dan January 10, 2014 at 03:08 PM
Relax everyone how do you know he's not a hard working tax paying god fearing American like the rest of us? O wait

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