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Driver in Route 88 Accident Charged With Multiple Offenses

Amanda Keating, 25, facing DWI and other charges after Sunday morning crash

A driver who is facing multiple charges, including DWI, said the Brick Township Police Department.

Amanda Keating, a 25 year-old resident of Franklin Park, New Jersey, was charged with DWI, DWI in a school zone, careless driving and reckless driving, after colliding with a telephone pole and traffic signal at the intersection of Route 88 and Van Zile Road in Brick.

Sgt. Keith Reinhard said that Keating took her eyes off the road for a moment to look at her cell phone when the crash occurred, just before 1:30 a.m. on Sunday morning. At that time, Keating was traveling westbound with a passenger, 25 year-old Nicole Perkins of Bridgewater, New Jersey.

“The driver complained of neck pain and her passenger of knee pain, and both were taken to Brick Hospital for treatment,” said Reinhard. Keating was subsequently placed under arrest.

Additionally, a second accident later occurred at the intersection, when a passing car struck the downed pole in the roadway. The intersection of Route 88 and Van Zile Road was closed for several hours following the crash, in order to allow for repairs to the telephone pole and traffic signal.

Reinhard did not have specific information on scheduling for Keating’s court date, but did mention that typically, the first court appearance for a DWI violation takes place within a week of said violation.

Hollowman August 07, 2012 at 11:14 AM
a school zone is clearly defined for the purpose of NJ motor vehicle infractions in 39:1-1, and as I posted above the statute 39:4-50g is the DUI in a school zone specific statute that states the presence of students or time of day is irrelevant to the charge. I really wish people would refrain from commenting on things they know absolutely nothing about.
read bull August 07, 2012 at 11:22 AM
see? i told you there was a phone involved!!
Anthony August 07, 2012 at 04:27 PM
Do you guys really think "School Zone" only applies when school is in session? I have exactly 0 hours of Law Education, AND I attended Brick schools, and even I know that. Come on.
can't say who August 07, 2012 at 05:42 PM
To Hollowman and Anthony, Thanks for the correction and education. Really.
byebye August 08, 2012 at 12:29 AM
reason #1 why we dont want bennies here ( Ok Franklin lakes... Not a Bennie by term) But anyone over the Bridge to us locals is a benny ,,,,BGH!!!

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