Lakehurst Brothers Jailed After Drug-Influenced Fight on Route 70, Police Say
Officers saw man attempting to pull his brother from a car crashed into a snowbank after altercation
Two brothers with addresses in Lakehurst and Jackson are jailed in lieu of bail after police said they got into a fight on Route 70.
Lakehurst police arrested John R. Czajkowski, 28, and Christopher Czajkowski, 27, after witnessing John Czajkowski pulling his brother from a moving car at 4:10 p.m. Nov. 8, Chief Eric Higgins said in a release.
Sgt. Ronald Heinzman and Patrolman Jeffrey Emmons arrived to find a 2003 Mazda wagon crashed into a snowbank but still in gear, with John Czajkowski trying to remove Christopher Czajkowski, the driver, by force as he tried to back the Mazda out of the snow, Higgins said.
Emmons attempted to place John Czajkowski under arrest but the passenger became combative, Higgins said, forcing the officers to wrestle him to the ground to be handcuffed.
Subsequent investigation revealed that Christopher Czajkowski was driving under the influence when the brothers had an altercation in the car, Higgins said. John Czajkowski, who also was impaired, grabbed the steering wheel, which forced the vehicle off the road and into the snowbank, the chief said.
John Czajkowksi was charged with two counts of resisting arrest, disorderly conduct, being under the influence of drugs (PCP) and simple assault. Christopher Czajkowski was charged with driving while intoxicated, being under the influence of drugs (PCP), reckless driving, driving while suspended and failing to maintain a lane.
Both men are being held in the Ocean County Jail on $50,000 bail each, no 10 percent option.