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Police: Woman Allegedly Drove with Lakehurst Man on Car Roof, Slammed Brakes to Force His Fall

Aggravated assault charge was issued to Point Pleasant woman by Lakehurst police Thursday

A Point Pleasant woman was charged with 3rd degree aggravated assault after she allegedly drove on Route 70 with a man on the roof of her car and slammed the brakes, causing him to fall on Pine Street. 

Sgt. Ronald Heinzman and Patrolman Iain James investigated the Thursday incident, which began when Tara L. Oquendo, 35, of Point Pleasant and an unidentified 22-year-old Lakehurst man identified as her boyfriend had a "verbal altercation," police said. 

The man was driven to the Lakehurst Police Department headquarters by Oquendo, where she tried to leave him. The man then got on the roof of Oquendo's car and was taken for a ride down Route 70 east toward, according to police. 

"She then turned on to Cedar Street and behind the Domino's Pizza, she hit the breaks at which time the male fell from the roof of the car injuring his right knee," police said.

Lakehurst First Aid Squad members treated the man and Oquendo was charged by officers with aggravated assault. She was taken to the Ocean County Jail in Toms River on $10,000 bail with no 10 percent option, police said.

ray December 07, 2012 at 10:22 PM
Did she force him on the roof? Looks justified to me.
Alan K December 07, 2012 at 10:43 PM
She's 35, he's 22. Was she driving a Cougar?
barbara December 08, 2012 at 02:45 AM
seriously, she was charged with a crime? she took him to pd, what the heck was he doing on the hood of her car. he should be charged, not her. wtf with this system?
bhavaja December 08, 2012 at 12:39 PM
Why didn't the police help get him off car of it was outside police station?
Jimmy December 08, 2012 at 03:09 PM
What kind of an idiot would drive away with this guy before waiting for the police. he could of been injured real bad or worse. Margie, you sound like a general man hater. Why don't you recharge you batteries and go lock yourself in your room for the weekend. Domestic violence is a twop way street. Woman are not always the victim.
Gregory Kyriakakis (Editor) December 08, 2012 at 04:01 PM
Hi everyone, just a reminder please do not use inappropriate language when commenting on Patch or those postings will be removed. Thanks!
bayway mike December 09, 2012 at 12:09 AM
Can't teach stupid !!!
jen December 09, 2012 at 12:28 PM
Unfortunately my 11 year old and his friends who were out playing saw this happen. Thank goodness none of them were hurt during this nonsense.
Da Gr8 1 December 14, 2012 at 06:10 AM
i find this incredibly funny

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