New Jersey man causes three car accidents before being arrested
Residents in the New Jersey township of Galloway were terrorized recently by a 38-year-old man who authorities say drove recklessly throughout the area and caused three car accidents before his arrest. The man faces a slew of criminal charges in addition to potential personal injury lawsuits arising out of his actions.
Calls about the man’s out of control silver Honda began coming into the Galloway police station around 10:52 p.m. on a Sunday evening. A driver reported being hit by the Honda on Route 30 in front of the Clarion Hotel. The Honda sped off, but fortunately the car accident victim and his car were unharmed.
The next people to cross paths with the silver Honda were a family of five in a Nissan. They were struck by the Honda in an intersection about 20 minutes after the first crash. The Honda sped off again but one of the family members was able to jot down its license plate number for authorities. No one in the family was hurt, but their Nissan did not fare so well and had to be towed from the intersection.
The Honda’s wild drive ended when it crashed into a utility pole approximately 20 minutes later on Route 30. Authorities briefly struggled with the 38-year-old driver but managed to arrest him.
The man was charged with the following:
- Possession of hypodermic needles
- Resisting arrest
- Driving while suspended
- Possession of CDS (controlled dangerous substances) with suspicion of heroin
- Taking a vehicle without consent
- Careless driving
- Failure to report an accident
- Leaving the scene of an accident
Source: Galloway Patch, “Galloway Man Charged with Possession After Causing Three Accidents,” Anthony Bellano, Aug. 30, 2011