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Nanuet Teen Charged with Assault, DWI after Hit-and-Run Crash

Police stop NJ Transit train, find man wanted in investigation.

A 19-year-old Nanuet man captured on a NJ Transit train after a hit-and-run car crash in Nanuet Saturday morning is charged with assault, reckless driving and drunk driving, according to Clarkstown Police.

Ryan Barron is accused of injuring a 59-year-old Pearl River man at about 10:15 a.m. Saturday in the parking lot of Wald Pavillion, 225 S. Middletown Road, where police said the 1998 Ford he was driving hit a parked 2009 Ford, pushed that car into a 1996 Honda and the pedestrian who was standing between the two cars.

Barron is accused of driving away and going to the Nanuet train station, where police said he boarded a southbound train. A witness who saw the crash followed Barron and called police.

Clarkstown police contacted NJ Transit and stopped the train at the Montvale, NJ, station.  The train doors were secured and investigating officers boarded the train. 

Barron was identified and removed from the train without incident.

Police said Barron had the odor of an alcoholic beverage on his breath and a chemical breath test for alcohol was positive for the presence of alcohol. Barron was arrested, taken to Clarkstown Police Headquarters in New City and held for arraignment.

Barron was charged with leaving the scene of a personal injury accident, driving while intoxicated, third-degree assault, reckless driving, and reckless endangerment, all misdemeanors.

The pedestrian sustained injuries to his face and body and was transported to Nyack Hospital for treatment.

Police from Orangetown, Montvale, NJ, and Park Ridge, NJ, assisted with the investigation.

Marcos Mess March 22, 2013 at 12:35 AM
In still don't know where the poor judgement is? obtaining alcohol illegally? drinking it illegally? driving while under the influence of alcohol? getting into an accident? causing injury to someone in the process of the accident? or leaving the scene? Regina can you explain?
Kayla lala March 22, 2013 at 02:24 AM
He's a awesome kid. Kids make mistakes if they didn't they wouldn't learn from them
Smitty Chesterfield March 22, 2013 at 02:33 AM
why is he awesome? you have examples? it is the many hours he volunteers at soup kitchens? is it the straight A's he gets in school? does he tutor underpriveged kids for free? explain dear
Odd Job March 22, 2013 at 02:26 PM
I just don't see how "awesome" he is. Underage drinking photos posted on Facebook? Nothing too stellar about that.
Marianne Reilly March 23, 2013 at 04:42 PM
As the song goes Why do you have to be so mean? Stupid teenager, dangerous action, very lucky the person he hurt will be OK. A lesson learned which I truly hope he is mature enough to take responsibility for his actions, make restitution, continue with his education and help teens his age not to make the same mistake as he did. You got lucky Ryan now man up and move on. Don't let anything get in the way of your future not friends, not family it's all up to you. Good Luck.

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