Alcohol-related injury accidents are one of the more serious types of DWI-related traffic offenses. Recently a Hackensack, NJ, resident was charged with driving while intoxicated and as well as allegedly causing a two-car crash on the Garden State Parkway that resulted in injury to the suspect, his passenger and the driver of a second vehicle. As a New Jersey drunk driving defense lawyer, my firm has represented people who have found themselves in similar circumstances.
According to reports, the accident occurred a little after 10pm on Friday, September 25 in Ocean County around the 74-mile marker on the Garden State Parkway. Police reports show that 40-year-old John Twomey was driving southbound in his 1996 Infiniti with Kevrye Lantigua, 18, from Perth Amboy.
The investigation was still underway at the time of the news report, however it appears that Twomey’s vehicle struck a second vehicle driven by Christine Doran, a 35-year-old resident of Barnegat. Authorities say that emergency responders tending to the victims noticed the scent of alcohol on Twomey’s breath, as well as open containers of alcohol were in the Infinity. According to police reports, the man admitted to drinking Bacardi rum while in the vehicle.
All three people were injured in the accident. Doran was treated at the scene and then transported by ambulance to Southern Ocean County Hospital in Stafford, NJ. Twomey, who sustained back and neck trauma, was airlifted to AtlantiCare Regional Medical Center. He was listed in good condition at the time of the report. Towmey’s passenger was airlifted to Jersey Shore University Medical Center in Neptune, New Jersey, with head trauma. By the time of the news report, Lantigua, had been discharged from the hospital.
Man charged with DWI in Parkway crash that injured three, APP.com, September 28, 2009