Reckless Driver Brings Down Utility Pole In Toms River

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TOMS RIVER – After failing to stay in his lane due to driving under the influence, a reckless driver collided into a utility pole causing it to split in half, police said. 

  Around 5:15 p.m. Tuesday night, officers from the Toms River Police Department responded to the intersection of Route 9 and Cox Crow Road regarding a car crash with a utility pole.  

  A witness told police that the driver, William Zucosky, 47 of Linden, was failing to maintain the lane for several miles. As a result, Zucosky’s car left the roadway and hit a utility pole splitting it in half.

  Toms River Township Police Spokesperson Jillian Messina told Jersey Shore Online that no injuries were reported at the scene. 

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  Due to the accident, the pole was suspended by the wires and had to be repaired by JCP&L, Messina said. Subsequently, the road was closed for several hours in order to repair the area.

  Zucosky was arrested and received citations for Careless Driving, Reckless Driving, Failure to Stay in Marked Lanes, Driving Under the Influence of Drugs or Alcohol. His vehicle was impounded in accordance with John’s Law.