A devastating crash claimed the life of a woman crossing the street on her way to a local drug store. The accident happened on Sept. 22, 2017, at about 8:15 p.m. at the intersection of Ocean Boulevard and Broadway in New Jersey. Police did not indicate whether speed was a factor in the crash. Allegedly, charges of drunk driving, as well as reckless and careless driving, are being filed against the driver.
Police in New Jersey report that they arrested a man after his vehicle jumped a curb and he became belligerent while in custody. The man has been charged with drunk driving, and he may also face additional charges for refusing a field Breathalyzer test, reckless and careless driving. It was reported that he allegedly asked police to shoot him.
A man crashed his four-door sedan into a concrete structure in the parking lot of a restaurant on Oct. 1. According to authorities, the man panicked while turning onto River Styx Road near the parking lot of the Pavinici Italian Grill in Hopatcong, New Jersey. Allegedly, he will face drunk driving charges.
An undercover sting operation allegedly resulted in charges being filed against 13 people. The sting supposedly targeted illegal drug and heroin sales according to the Hunterdon County Prosecutor. The increasing overdose numbers in New Jersey has undercover agents focusing on drug distribution rings. Authorities claim that Operation Downtown Shutdown targets those who are selling drugs.
June will go on record as the month with the largest drug bust ever in New Jersey history. Police responded to an alleged drug exchange on June 28 in a New Jersey parking lot. Over 45 kilos of the deadly synthetic drug fentanyl was seized. Several people have been arrested and are facing drug charges.