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††††††††††††††††††††††† †††† *News Release*†††††††††††††††† Date: June 6, 2013

 

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Monroe Township man charged with injuring three in collision

 

 

††††††††† Middlesex County Acting Prosecutor Andrew C. Carey and Chief Michael E. Lloyd of the Monroe Township Police Department announced that a township man was charged today with causing a multiple vehicle crash and injuring three people.

 

Ernest Feist (DOB 12/30/58) of Monroe Township was charged with two counts of aggravated assault and one count of assault by auto for causing the collision in the township on June 4, 2013.

 

Feist, who also was injured in crash, was charged at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital in New Brunswick, where he is being treated for injuries.

 

The charges were filed by Investigator Michael Daniewicz of the Middlesex County Prosecutorís Office after it was determined that the defendant was intoxicated and was travelling at a high rate of speed at the time of the collision.

 

Police were dispatched to the scene of the crash on Hoffman Station Road, near the Hoffman Road intersection, at 5:03 p.m. on June 4, 2013.

 

The investigation determined that Feist, who was heading west in a 2012 Mercedes CLS, crossed over the double yellow line and struck an on-coming vehicle, a 2004 Toyota Highlander, that was driven by a 57-year-old Manalapan woman.

 

She was airlifted to Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital and was listed in critical condition.

 

The investigation further showed that Feistís vehicle also crashed into a 2004 Mazda that was travelling behind the Toyota Highlander.

 

The driver of the Mazda, a 31-year-old Manalapan woman, was taken to Centra State Hospital in Freehold, where she was treated for injuries and was released.

 

Also injured in the crash was a passenger in Feistís vehicle, a 34-year-old man from Effort, Pa. He was taken to The Princeton Medical Center in Plainsboro and was listed in stable condition.

 

The investigation is active and is continuing. Anyone with information is asked to call Investigator Daniewicz of the Middlesex County Prosecutorís Office at (732) 745-4018.

 

As is the case with all criminal defendants, the charges against Feist are merely accusations and he is presumed innocent until proven guilty.