Jersey City Drunk Driver Crashes Into Dunkin Donuts

Jersey City Drunk Driver Crashes Into Dunkin DonutsJersey City Drunk Driver Crashes Into Dunkin Donuts
Jersey City Drunk Driver Crashes Into Dunkin Donuts

On Monday, August 13th, Dunkin Donuts customers at Central Ave. and Griffith St. in Jersey City were enjoying their late night coffee and pastries when a drunk driver crashed through a window in an explosion of debris and glass. 55 year-old Marco Guardiola was the drunk driver who crashed his 1999 Isuzu Rodeo SUV into the coffee shop at around 9 pm. Guardiola was treated for minor injuries, however, some of the coffee shops’ patrons were not so lucky. One 14 year-old girl suffered from leg fractures, head trauma and facial lacerations that resulted in her having to undergo a 3 and a half hour surgery. One woman was treated for suffered multiple puncture wounds to her chest and back in addition to the abrasions on her legs and arms.

Overall, 7 people were injured in the accident. Guardiola faces several charges including failure to wear a seatbelt, failure to exhibit a driver’s license, proof of insurance, registration as well as charges for reckless driving and DWI. He was also charged with multiple counts of assault by auto. If convicted, Guardiola could face thousands of dollars in fines, suspension of driver’s license and jail time. After being treated at Jersey City Medical Center, Guardiola was released into police custody. The Dunkin Donuts reopened the following morning with large pieces of plywood now covering the crash site.


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