A Parsippany woman was allegedly drunk when she crashed her vehicle Saturday night and then yelled at officers in a foreign language before running away, Parsippany police said.
Maria Truskosky, 53, was charged with DWI and refusing to consent to the taking of breath samples.
Officer Jermaine Pledger, Sgt. Paul Schulze and several other officers responded to the Morris Hills Shopping Center near the Bank of America at 8 p.m. Saturday where they spoke with a man who said he saw a Black 2007 Nissan Murano enter the parking lot with a flat tire, police said. The Nissan was driven by Truskosky, police said.
Another bystander, a woman, said she saw the Nissan hit the curb on Parsippany Boulevard and “slam into the support wall near the entrance of the shopping center” before entering the parking lot, according to a release from Officer Remo D’Alessandro, community relations officer.
As the two bystanders approached the Nissan to help, Truskosky started her car and tried to drive away, police said. When the female bystander got closer to the car, Truskosky began yelling at her in a foreign language, police said. When the car wouldn’t start, Truskosky got out and tried to walk away and the female bystander said Truskosky “lost balance and required assistance to prevent her from falling over,” according to the release.
Police said officers then spoke with Truskosky, who began yelling at them in a
foreign language and tried to run away. After a brief investigation, Truskosky
was suspected of driving while intoxicated and taken to police
headquarters to be processed, police said.
"She continued to be combative and uncooperative," was charged and released to a family member. No other
vehicles were involved in the crash and Trukosky’s vehicle was towed from the
shopping center and impounded.