Two people are in the hospital following an alleged drunk driving accident in Brick, according to local sources. Police in the New Jersey township confirmed the arrest of a 23-year-old man following the two-car crash. He has been charged with DWI, though it is not clear whether he remains in police custody.
What reportedly took place at the accident scene?
According to the report, police responded to a call reporting a car accident around 8 p.m. the night of Sept. 4. It is alleged that the 23-year-old Bud Lake resident was driving at a high rate of speed westbound when he crashed into a vehicle attempting to navigate a turn. He impacted the other vehicle on its passenger side, causing it to spin before striking an unoccupied parked car.
The man then struck several road signs and a utility pole, causing power outages in the area. Police arrested him on suspicion of drunk driving, though the report does not mention how they came to this conclusion, as no mention was made of roadside sobriety or breath testing. The man was transported to a hospital for facial injuries, while the two individuals in the other vehicle, two women aged 78 and 79 respectively, were also taken to a hospital for pain.
Building a strong DWI defense
While the investigation into the alleged DWI is still underway, the accused man’s defense counsel will be given access to the facts of the case as they have been recorded. When the case is heard in a New Jersey court, the attorney will use those facts to build a compelling defense against the charge. If successful, the charge against the accused man could be reduced or dropped altogether.