Maurice River Township – DWI Driver Injured in Crash

Maurice River Township – DWI Driver Injured in Crash >

Date Published: 2020/04/10

A DWI driver from Woodbine faces several charges after assaulting state police to the crash she was involved in Tuesday, April 7.

21 year-old Zharia N. Young was involved in a DWI crash Tuesday evening. When state police was arresting Young, she allegedly became uncooperative, resisting arrest and assaulting the officers.

A statement from the Attorney General’s Office said that Young told the officers that “She was ‘happy’ that she was infecting them with the virus.” .

Young was treated at the scene for several cuts, and was charged with terroristic threats, aggravated assault on an officer and DWI.

We are glad no one was seriously hurt in this crash. We hope the officers remain in good health.

Vehicular Accidents

Vehicular crashes are one of the most common causes of injuries and fatalities in the state of New Jersey. In a report published by the New Jersey State Police Fatal Accidents Investigation Unit, there were 591 recorded fatal crashes that occurred in 2017, which caused 624 fatalities.

In 158 of the 591 crashes, Driving While Intoxicated (alcohol and/or drugs) was listed as the major contributing factor. There were 174 people killed as a result of these 158 crashes. Speeding was another major contributing factor to these crashes being listed as a factor in 61 of the crashes. Driving while distracted seems to be the biggest factor as it was listed as a cause for 196 crashes.

We urge drivers to observe and follow the laws while driving, and to remain focused while driving so that they can react accordingly to situations that may suddenly pop up on the roadway. Drivers should be more careful when driving while visibility is low, and they should also check their car before going on the roadway. Being more diligent and prepared can help lessen accidents on the roads of New Jersey.

Written by: Brach Eichler Injury Lawyers
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