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Route 530 Shut Down For Hours After Lexus Strikes Pole

Bayville woman charged with DWI, possession of CDS

A Bayville woman was charged with driving while intoxicated after her vehicle struck a utility pole on Route 530 in Manchester Township at 7:58 p.m. Saturday, shutting down the county road for hours.

A 2003 Lexus RX300, driven by 42-year-old Maria F. Torre, left the roadway and struck a utility pole stationed along the westbound section of Route 530 near Columbus Boulevard, according to Police Captain Lisa Parker.

Torre suffered a minor injury and was transported by Quality Medical to Community Medical Center for further treatment.

There were no other vehicles or persons involved in the crash, police said.

The downed wires and utility pole caused police to shut down a section of Route 530 for hours.

After being released from Community Medical Center, Torre was taken into police custody and charged with DWI, Possession of a controlled dangerous substance (pills) and drug paraphernalia. Torre was later transported to Ocean County Jail in lieu $7,500.00 bail.  

The incident is being investigated by Manchester Township Police Officer Richard Chevrier.

The Whiting Volunteer Fire Company, along with Quality Medical, assisted officers who were on the scene.

 
gene smith October 07, 2012 at 09:25 PM
thye should just make a county wide paramedic and EMT division such as they already have the K9 unit, CIU, etc. have the sheriff's dept run it. In our taxes or not, you know we're paying for it and at least if it's run by the County there's more transparency and accountability (as opposed to 15 different emergency service companies that don't answer to ANYONE)
Whiting Boy too October 08, 2012 at 12:33 PM
Gene- it's obvious you don't volunteer any time to these services, you really should get your facts together before you spew misinformation, I have been a part of both volunteer organizations, we do answer ANYONE, we have to account for our spending and do report income and expenditures, without volunteering you couldn't afford to live here with the amount if calls that are handled, and as far as quality medical, they have never asked a resident to pay a penny that insurance doesn't cover, Do t sit back reading an article about a person that was intoxicated and caused damage and possible further injury to others and turn it into a emergency services bashing. Try volunteering it will be time better used.
NJ worker October 08, 2012 at 02:43 PM
Way to go Whiting Boy too!!! Our 100% volunteer first aid squad goes to ALL calls that they can, but since they don't have enough good hearted people willing to VOLUNTEER their time to neighbors they don't even know, Quality has offered their services as a back up and will only accept $$ from the insurance company... never charging a resident, the first aid squad or the township.... Gene, try to get that from an all paid, township/county run squad. PS - When was the last time you needed non-volunteer prearranged ambulance services? If you have insurance they choose the company and if you don't and you're in a hospital and need transport to a specialty hospital, the company is chosen by the hospitals... all based on location, need & insurance (if applicable). So technically they can 'advertise' all they want to the public, but its a waste...
Random Poster October 08, 2012 at 05:05 PM
you mean all those multi-color flashing lights are not for grabbing my attention while i drive down the road just so i can read the name on the side of the van? i guess they do that so when your pinned in your car and unconscious after a dumb drunk slams into you while you are out driving home from wall mart you can have something to complain about when/if you wake up, that some volunteer squad or a company you didn't have in mind gives you a ride to the "body shop". right?
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