TO: ALL NEWS MEDIA
FROM: PROSECUTOR GURBIR S. GREWAL
DATE: NOVEMBER 27, 2017
Bergen County Prosecutor Gurbir S. Grewal announced the arrest of ROLAND F. WEIGEL (DOB: 03/12/1933; widower; retired) of 66 Harwich Street, Maywood, New Jersey on a charge of Leaving the Scene of a Motor Vehicle Collision Resulting in Serious Bodily Injury. The arrest is the result of an investigation conducted by members of the Maywood Police Department under the direction of Chief David Pegg, Bergen County Sheriff’s Office under the direction of Sheriff Michael Saudino, and Bergen County Prosecutor's Office Fatal Accident Investigation Unit under the direction of Chief of Detectives Robert Anzilotti.
On Sunday, November 26, 2017, at approximately 1:25 p.m., the Maywood Police Department received multiple reports of a motor vehicle collision involving a bicyclist at the intersection of East Passaic Street and Golf Avenue, in the borough of Maywood. Upon responding to the scene, officers located and treated the male victim, who had been struck by a motor vehicle which had ultimately fled the scene. Due to injuries suffered during the collision, the victim was transported to Hackensack University Medical Center where he is currently in stable condition. Civilian witnesses at the scene of the collision advised responding officers of the location of the fleeing motorist, which was found approximately two blocks from the scene. WEIGEL was operating the suspect vehicle at the time it was located.
As a result of the investigation, Roland WIEGEL was arrested and charged with one count of Leaving the Scene of a Motor Vehicle Collision Resulting in Serious Bodily Injury in violation of N.J.S.A 2C:12-1.1, a third degree crime. WEIGEL is scheduled to appear in Bergen County Central Judicial Processing Court for a first appearance on Wednesday, December 8, 2017 at 8:30 a.m.
Prosecutor Grewal states that this charge is merely an accusation, and that the defendant is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt. Prosecutor Grewal would like to thank the Maywood Police Department and the Bergen County Sheriff’s Office for their assistance in this investigation.