Ocean County Man Charged With DUI In Toms River Crash

Photo courtesy Ocean County Scanner News

  TOMS RIVER – A Manchester man was arrested for drugs after falling asleep at the wheel and crashing into a pole Sunday morning, police said.

  Toms River Township Police Spokesperson Jillian Messina told Jersey Shore Online that officers were called to the intersection of Route 166 and Albert Avenue around 9:15 a.m. yesterday regarding a car accident.

  According to the initial investigation, the driver was going north on Route 166, just north of Albert Ave., when he veered off of the roadway and collided into a utility pole. 

Ron Carr (Photo courtesy Ocean County Jail)

  The driver, identified as 33-year-old Ron Carr of Manchester, told police that he believed he fell asleep and as a result drifted off the road. Carr later admitted to using methamphetamine at about 4 a.m., Messina said.

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Photo courtesy Ocean County Scanner News

  Carr was subsequently arrested without incident for possession of CDS. In addition, he was cited for Careless Driving and Driving Without a License.

  Messina said the passenger in the car was brought to Jersey Shore Medical Center for non-life-threatening injuries sustained from the crash.

  At this time, the incident remains under investigation by the Toms River Officer Scott Fallano.