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NJ Driver Charged In 9-Vehicle DUI Wreck

Date: November 24, 2017

EASTON, Pa. – According to Easton police, 28-year-old Raymond Shields caused a drunken driving accident on Wednesday that left one woman with life-threatening injuries and 9 cars damaged.

He was so drunk that he was not able to perform the field sobriety test issued to him on spot by the cops and he couldn’t even communicate with them.

The accident happened about two blocks from his house. He was charged for driving under the influence of alcohol and aggravated assault. His bail was set at $10,000.

On Wednesday, Easton police was sent to the 1100 block of Washington Street around 11 p.m. for a report of shots fired. On approaching the location, they found 9 cars extensively damaged due to an accident. The individuals present at the accident spot told the cops that the driver of a 2010 Nissan Versa headed south toward Butler Street on South 12th Street. They also explained how the person behind the wheel of the Nissan was dressed, that he was wearing a green jacket, dark-colored pants and had short hair.

When the cops arrived to the 1200 block of Butler Street, they smelled alcohol on him. He was unable to perform a field sobriety test and he was also unable to speak because of drinking too much. The witness told the police that they saw him leaving the accident scene.

He told a fake name to the cops, but they came to know his real name from his ID Card. It was also revealed that he was driving with a suspended driver’s license.

He was charged by the police with:

  • Driving under the influence of alcohol
  • Vehicular aggravated assault while DUI
  • Providing a false ID to police
  • Reckless driving
  • Driving with a suspended license

Shields failed to post bail and was sent to Northampton County Prison to await a preliminary hearing on 23rd of November.

The individual behind the wheel of a gray Honda Civic involved in the accident suffered a life-threatening bodily injury for which he was rushed to the hospital.

No information on the firing case was released by the court records.

News Source: www.WFMZ.com

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Attorney James A. Abate practices Criminal Defense, DWI Defense, Business Litigation, Real Estate & Personal injury cases in Union County, New Jersey.