Police: DWI Leads To Gun Charge

Photo by Chris Lundy

  STAFFORD – A driver who is being investigated for drunk driving also had a loaded handgun in his car, police said.

  Giancarlo Tomasello, 27, Manahawkin was involved in a single-vehicle crash at 7:30 p.m. on January 25. Police said his 2016 Nissan Altima left the roadway on Ridge Avenue and struck a tree.

  While investigating, police said they found a loaded 9 mm handgun in his car.

Giancarlo Tomasello (Photo courtesy Ocean County Jail)

  Tomasello was charged with DWI, 2nd degree Unlawful Possession of a Handgun, and numerous motor vehicle summonses.

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  The investigating officers were Sgt. Russ Griffin, Ptl. James Sutter, Ptl. Joseph Luna, and Ptl. Chris Smith.

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