NJ Resident Facing Attempted Murder Charges For Alleged Hit-And-Run in Bound Brook

February 25, 2021

NJ Resident Facing Attempted Murder Charges For Alleged Hit-And-Run in Bound Brook

A resident of Benardsville, NJ has been recently charged with two counts of first-degree attempted murder after running down two pedestrians in the parking lot of the Bound Brook Train Station back in December 2019. 

What Happened

At around 1:30 a.m. on December 20, 2019, members of the Bound Brook Rescue Squad and Bound Brook Police Department responded to a call that a pedestrian had been run over at the Bound Brook Train Station. When law enforcement arrived on the scene, they found that two men, aged 31 and 36 had been severely injured. 

According to witness statements, William D. Hoke, 47, struck the two men, which propelled their bodies more than 10 feet into a parked car before Hoke fled the scene. After an investigation was complete, it’s believed that Hoke intentionally hit the men with his vehicle. Later reports indicated that all three men were customers of a local bar/restaurant prior to the incident, however the name of the establishment or if something transpired there hasn’t been released. 

The Charges

Police found Mr. Hoke later that day and took him into custody where he was booked at the Somerset County Jail. The state of New Jersey filed a motion to detain Mr. Hoke pending trial, but he was released on January 3, 2020. 

On Wednesday, February 24, 2021, however, Mr. Hoke was indicted on two counts of first-degree attempted murder, two counts of possessing a weapon for unlawful purposes, two counts of endangering an injured victim and leaving the scene of a motor vehicle accident resulting in serious bodily injury. 

If convicted of first-degree murder, Mr. Hoke could be facing up to life in prison. The state of New Jersey takes second and first-degree murder charges very seriously, which is why you need to hire a criminal defense lawyer who can aggressively fight for your rights. 

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