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Suspected Drunk Driver Facing Additional Charges

Bryan Vanderburgh now faces criminal charges related to May 3 accident

The driver of the vehicle who police say that resulted in injuries to four people was charged criminally Friday.

Police say Bryan Vanderburgh, 27, was drunk when he ran a red light at the intersection of routes 70 and 88 early Thursday morning, crashing into another vehicle and damaging a third.

Vanderburgh was charged Friday with three counts of aggravated assault with an automobile, Brick Police Capt. John Rein said.

The charges, Rein said, are the result of an ongoing investigation into the 1:49 a.m. accident and based on the fact that the investigation showed Vanderburgh was intoxicated at the time of the crash, as well as the severity of the injuries suffered by three of the accident victims.

Police say Vanderburgh was driving a 2012 Nisssan Frontier pickup and violated the red light signal as he was traveling eastbound on Route 70, approaching the Laurelton exchange. His vehicle struck a 1994 Acura Integra driven by Edwin Triana, 28, of Toms River, who was proceeding through the intersection on Route 88 in the westbound direction.

Triana sustained multiple fractures to his lower right leg and laceration to the back of his head. A passenger, Anthony G. Nieves, 25, of Jackson, sustained a head laceration and another passenger, Brian J. Unglert, 28, of Hoboken, suffered from a broken shoulder and a possible broken collarbone.

A third vehicle was damaged by flying debris, but its driver was not injured.

Vanderburgh was arrested at 3:30 p.m. Friday, Rein said. The criminal charges have been filed in addition to several motor vehicle offenses charged at the scene, which include DWI, reckless driving, careless driving, failure to observe a traffic signal and failure to wear a seatbelt.

Brick Municipal Court Judge Robert Lepore set bail at $30,000. A check of jail records early Saturday morning showed Vanderburgh was not being held at the Ocean County Jail.

Jim Davies June 20, 2012 at 09:39 PM
Patrick Doyle killed a young man on midstreams rd over a year ago but he still walks free with no charges wtf is wrong with this town something needs to be done now mr mayor
kathleen r wall June 20, 2012 at 10:08 PM
Mitch.....why don't you get a life! Worry about yourself and don't worry about other people making comments, they have the right as well as you to say what ever they want. If you don't like the comments than don't read them. And who are you to assume that anyone putting comments on here are not working....your on here!!!
TimeForChange June 21, 2012 at 12:55 PM
Daniel, is there going to be a follow up on this story? How are the victims doing? The one kid was in pretty bad shape as I remember and on life support/coma. I was told that Bryan is out zooming around on his motorcycle regularly, playing golf etc...
Ed Lindsey July 08, 2012 at 02:06 PM
Our justice system is broken. When we can give someone 25 to 35 yeras in jail to a person for killing and animal and then give nothing to a person for destroying a family something is wrong. If you truly want to know on how to stop drunk driving go to Julianne Evans web site I 'am the grand-father of the late Megan Madeline Thomas and it is not to late for your family. Do not let the final words from your family be in your ears of "Grammy I Can Not Breathe." Megan was only 5 years of age when she was murdered. Only you can prevent it happening to one of your family members or friends. Leave your comment on Julianne Evans web site and she will answer you. Here is her site..... http://aevans.hubpages.com/hub/Megan-Madeline-Thomas-Murdered-By-Jacob-J-Herbert-of-Susquehanna-Pennsylvania-Being-Paroled
Linda July 08, 2012 at 09:54 PM
Doyle has not been criminally charged. The Grand Jury did not indite him...3rd DWI and a death and he was not indited. The Prosecutor presented the case as if he was on the side of the defense. The fact that there was THC in Doyle's system wasn't presented. His actual speed was also not represented. His connections in the "justice" system are bigger than Brick. He still hasn't been convicted in traffic court because he knows too many of the judges and they can't find someone to hear the case...hoping that one of the investigative news show grab hold of this atrocity and then watch how the cockroaches scatter....BTW, Doyle is still driving so we are all in danger.

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