Doyle DWI Trial Postponed
No new date has been set
The trial of a former township employee charged with driving while intoxicated after striking and killing a skateboarder with his vehicle has been postponed.
Patrick Doyle had been scheduled to appear in Brick Township Municipal Court on Wednesday, but that appearance was delayed.
After his attorney, William Cunningham, asked for a sidebar in the judge's chambers, Municipal Court Judge Daniel Sahin announced the case would be adjourned to a future date.
Sahin, who was filling in for Judge Robert Lepore, said in court that the adjournment was due to questions over blood evidence in the DWI case. An evidentiary hearing will be conducted to address the defense's questions.
The case stems from a May 11, 2011 accident where Doyle's vehicle struck and killed Anthony Briffa, a 19-year-old Brick resident who was riding a skateboard.