UPDATE: DWI Charges in Two Accidents Monday Night in Middletown
Middletown's Police, EMS and Fire had their hands full with two accidents which occurred just a half hour apart.
UPDATE: William Williams, 48, of Roop Ave. in Leonardo was arrested by Ptl. Thomas Hughes on March 4 and charged with DWI, according to police on March 11.
UPDATE on the Woodland Drive accident from Middletown Police Dept. Stephen Dollinger at 3 p.m. Wednesday, March 6:
Scott Orgonas, 47 of Middletown was charged with DWI after a car he was driving crashed at Woodland Dr near the intersection of Twinbrooks Ave. on March 4, 2013 at 5:48 pm.
Orgonas was traveling westbound in a 1988 Ford Mustang on Woodland Drive when he lost control of the vehicle, striking the curb and a telephone pole. This caused the vehicle to roll over coming to rest on its roof.
The driver was treated at the scene and transported to Riverview Hospital for treatment and was later released.
The driver was charged with DWI, and additional summonses.
The crash is being investigated by Ptl. CJ Higgins.
Anyone who may have witnessed the crash or can provide any additional information is asked to contact the Traffic & Safety Bureau at (732) 615-2045.
Original story, March 5, 6 a.m.:
In two separate accidents that occurred a half hour apart Monday night, two motorists in Middletown both smashed into telephone poles, wound up in the hospital, and were charged with DWI by Middletown Police.
Middletown Police Lt. Robert Stefanski said the first accident, at Route 36 and Michigan Avenue, was called in at 5:09 p.m. A 49-year old male driving a Chevy Suburban eastbound on the highway snapped a telephone pole, smashed two parked cars in the B&W auto sales lot, and then rammed into another pole.
Around the same time Port Monmouth First Aid transported the driver to Jersey Shore University Medical Center and police and fire tended to the scene, another accident was called in.
In this one, a car hit a pole and flipped over at Woodland Drive, near the Outback restaurant. The male driver was taken to Riverview Hospital in Red Bank and later released.
Late Monday the police department was busy documenting the accidents in their reports and could not immediately release any further details. But both men were charged with driving while intoxicated, said Lt. Stefanski, and both of their vehicles had been impounded.
Route 36 was closed down to just one lane in the eastbound direction as JCP&L arrived on the scene to make repairs.
Responding to the Port Monmouth accident was MONOC paramedics, Middletown First Aid and Rescue, Port Monmouth Fire Dept.
Responding to the accident off Route 35 were squads from Fairview, Leonardo, and Middletown First Aid.