Assault Charges Added To Ocean County Man’s DWI

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  WALL – A man who was charged with DWI three months ago is now facing more serious charges in relation to a crash that seriously injured a child.

  Kevin Christian, 41, of Seaside Heights was recently charged with second- and third-degree Aggravated Assault. At the time, he only received charges for Driving Under the Influence, Reckless Driving, Driving With a Suspended License, Delaying Traffic, and Failure to Maintain Lane.

  The crash took place at around 8 p.m. on March 17. Police said Christian was heading south on the Route 18 off-ramp onto Route 138 East when he lost control of his van, crossed a grass median, and hit an SUV. His blood-alcohol content was more than triple the legal limit and he was driving with a suspended license.

  The driver of the SUV, a 44-year-old Toms River woman was injured and her 9-year-old son sustained a serious head injury, police said.

  Witnesses are being asked to contact MCPO Detective Brian Boryszewski at 800-671-4400 or Wall Township Police Department Capt. Chad Clark or Sgt. Andrew Baldino at 732-449-4500.  

  Charges are merely accusations until proven in a court of law.