Charges are pending against a 38-year-old New Jersey man who is said to have caused three car accidents within the span of an hour on a Sunday in August. No one was hurt in the accidents, except for a minor injury to the accused man, who now faces drug charges.

Authorities claim he was involved in a hit-and-run collision on Highway 30 in Galloway in front of the Clarion Hotel at about 10:50 p.m., though the car struck had no damage. About 20 minutes later, he allegedly hit another car carrying a family of five. They were uninjured, though their car had to be towed from the scene. The family reported the license plate number of the fleeing vehicle to the police.

At 11:45 p.m., the man allegedly struck a utility pole on Route 30. He was arrested after what police say was a brief struggle. After treatment for his eye laceration, the man was jailed at the Atlantic County Justice Facility, where cash bail was set at $10,000. Police said the man was charged with suspected heroin possession, though the amount seized was not disclosed. He was also accused of possession of hypodermic needles and obstruction of justice. Various motor vehicles charges were also filed, including leaving the scene of an accident, careless driving and driving with a suspended license.

The matter will now proceed through the criminal justice system. He will need to confront not only the numerous motor vehicle allegations but the drug charges as well. A New Jersey attorney intent on assisting those facing drug charges may help protect all legal rights and seek a conclusion that includes brighter days ahead.

Source: Shore News Today, “Township man faces vehicle, drug charges,” Aug. 31, 2011