A Toms River resident was tracked down by police after witnesses apparently saw the man’s late-model Toyota drive away from a car accident along a portion of Rte 37 early on a Monday morning. According to news reports, township patrolmen arrived at the scene of the crash, which took place at the intersection of Rte 37 and Garfield Ave. By the time officers had gotten to the accident site, the hit-and-run driver was already gone. The 6:30am wreck involved a Ford Explorer driven by a Bayville man, who was stopped at a red light when the impact occurred.
With the assistance of a witness to the incident, police searched for the hit-and-run driver, who was found shortly thereafter. Based on police reports, the man had apparently hit another vehicle as he fled the earlier crash scene. That collision took place near the intersection of Garfield and Delaware Ave., in the area of East Dover. Eventually, police were able to pull the man over near Fischer Blvd. and Windsor Ave., after which it was determined that the 31-year-old local resident was allegedly intoxicated behind the wheel.
As a result, the suspect was arrested and eventually charged with driving under the influence of alcohol, reckless driving and leaving the scene of an accident. The man was also reportedly charged with criminal possession of the drug Suboxone, for which he did not have a prescription. As Garden State DWI and drug DUI lawyers, my legal team has handled numerous cases involving drug DUI and possession. This particular instance is certainly a more complicated situation considering the two hit-and-runs.
Single-vehicle Crash Results in Drug Possession Charge for Toms River Driver Police reportedly took a driver into custody in early December following a single-car accident in the area of Rte 9 and Cox Cro Rd. According to news articles, the crash took place in the evening hours on a Sunday night, around 9pm, when a ’98 Mazda left the road for some reason and crashed into a nearby telephone pole on the roadside. Apparently, once officers arrived on the scene, the 43-year-old Birch Street resident admitted to the patrolmen that he had used heroin earlier in the day. He has taken into custody and charged with drunken driving, as well as a drug-related charge.
Berkeley Twp. Police Arrest Toms Ocean County Woman for DWI A 23-year-old driver was taken into custody by member of the Berkeley Twp. Police Department after officers located her vehicle apparently parked at a residence along Rte 9. After being alerted by a concerned citizen, who described a car that was being driven in an erratic manner, police reportedly found the vehicle with the Toms River woman slumped over in her front seat. Based on news reports, the incident took place a little before 11pm on a Saturday night. When officers approached the vehicle, they determined the motorist to be under the influence of alcohol. She was taken to police headquarters, but after being reportedly uncooperative she was taken to Community Medical Center for treatment.
Toms River Man Charged With DWI After 2 Hit-and-Runs, Patch.com, December 9, 2013
Police: Toms River Man Used Heroin Prior to Accident, Patch.com, December 9, 2013
Berkeley Police Find Woman Slumped In Her Car Seat, Arrest Her For DWI; Patch.com; December 2, 2013