Traffic Accident Leads to DWI Arrest in Clarkstown

Clarkstown police say the reckless actions of one woman led to minor injuries for four people and damage to their cars on Saturday night.

On Saturday, February 23 at approximately 11:50 p.m. the Clarkstown Police responded to a multi-vehicle accident on southbound Rt 304 approximately 3/4 mile north of the Middletown Road exit.

The police determined that a 2007 Ford Mustang driven by Kristina Gaddish, 31, from West Milford, NJ was travelling northbound in the southbound passing lane (lane closest to the guard rail). Gaddish struck a 2006 Saturn which was travelling in the driving lane.

After impact, a tire from the Saturn came off and struck a 2001 Mercury which was travelling behind the Saturn. The Mustang continued on for a short distance and struck a 2007 Acura which was travelling in the passing lane.

None of the vehicles had any passengers. Each driver sustained minor injuries and all four were transported to Nyack Hospital. No further information is available regarding their condition or injuries. Southbound RT 304 was reopened at approximately 1:25 a.m. on Sunday, February 24.

Gaddish had the odor of an alcoholic beverage on her breath, police said. She was arrested and submitted to a blood test to determine her blood alcohol concentration. She was charged with driving while intoxicated and reckless driving (both misdemeanors), improper entrance or exit from a controlled highway and failure to obey a traffic control device (both traffic infractions).

She was issued an appearance ticket to appear in Clarkstown Justice Court on March 11, 2013.

No photo available for Gaddish or of the vehicles.

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