FORKED RIVER-On Saturday, a 31-year-old woman walking along Bay Way near Route 9 when she was struck by a car from behind that did not stop after she was hit. Police tracked down the vehicle to find the driver, 31-year-old Eleazar Cholula-Garcia about a mile away from the hit and run.
According to police, Garcia was charged with knowingly leaving a motor vehicle accident with serious bodily injury, driving without a license, assault by auto and endangering an injured victim.
On top of the charges filed, he was drunk and using a cell phone at the time of the accident.
As if things could not get any worse for Garcia, he is now being held in Ocean County Jail and immigration officials have placed a detainer on him as he is in the United States illegally.
Garcia’s could be used as the perfect storm of everything that is wrong with New Jersey’s sanctuary state laws under Governor Phil Murphy and Attorney General Gurbir Grewal.