PATTERSON - Police have arrested the woman they say is responsible for hitting a man on the Garden State Parkway last week and driving off.
Police say 43-year-old Usha Govindarajulu, of Jersey City, struck Donald Drakeford with her Nissan Altima while he was changing his tire. He suffered suffered a compound fracture to his leg
According to police, Govindarajulu stopped to pick up debris after hitting Drakeford and then she drove off.
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Drakeford's family praised New Jersey State Police for making an arrest.
Govindarajulu is listed as a professor at SUNY Downstate School of Public Health, according to Drakeford's family.
Govindarajulu is facing several charges including assault by auto and leaving the scene of an accident.