Video shows alleged drunk driver going out of control and onto sidewalk in New Jersey

JERSEY CITY, N.J. -- Newly released video shows an alleged drunk driver going out of control and onto a sidewalk in New Jersey, narrowly missing a man.

The incident happened the night of Feb. 9 in Jersey City.

In the video obtained by WABC-TV, a Ford Taurus is seen veering off Ocean Avenue.

The car then jumps onto the sidewalk and almost hits a man.

It then mows down a light pole and goes across a street into a heap of destruction.

"It sounded like an explosion, like two trucks had collided," said witness Roxy Mumford.

After the crash there was confusion and disbelief.

"It was like a war zone," said Mumford. "Everything was knocked over."

Police identify the driver as 47-year-old John Wilson. They say he was driving drunk when he lost control of the car.

Wilson faces multiple charges.

There were no reported injuries.
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