Brick Man Charged With DWI In Serious Toms River Crash

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  TOMS RIVER – A Brick man was arrested on multiple charges following an accident on March 20 at the intersection of Route 37 and Washington Street.

  The accident occurred at 10 p.m. and multiple police units of the township were dispatched to the scene.

  Derrick Demers, 30, was reported to have been traveling at a high rate of speed when he struck the rear of a Jeep that was stopped in the eastbound lane of Route 37 at a red traffic light.  Demers then continued through the intersection and across the westbound lanes striking the base of the traffic light pole.

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   A passenger in Demers’ vehicle was transported to Jersey Shore University Medical Center in Neptune for injuries sustained in the accident. Demers himself suffered only minor injuries. Two of the four occupants in the Jeep were transported to Jersey Shore Medical Center, and two were transported to Community Medical Center in Toms River.

  One of the passengers in the Jeep was later transported to Robert Wood Johnson Hospital. Police charged Demers with Driving Under the Influence of Drugs or Alcohol, Reckless Driving, and Careless Driving. 

  Toms River Police Officer David Talty is investigating the matter further.