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Two Car Crashes in Manchester Damage Utility Poles

Two car crashes in Manchester Township this weekend, have damaged utility poles and resulted in one arrest. 

Accident on Ridgeway Road in Manchester
Accident on Ridgeway Road in Manchester. (Manchester Police)

In one of the accidents, a Bayville woman is under arrest after police say her vehicle struck a utility pole on County Road 530 and Columbus Boulevard Saturday night.

42-year-old  Maria Torres  suffered  a minor injury and is charged with Driving While Intoxicated and Drug Possession.  Torres is being held at the Ocean County Jail in lieu of $7,500 Bail.

Also  in Manchester,  the second  utility pole was struck in the early hours of Sunday morning.  In that crash, police say a vehicle operated by 21-year-old  Shantel  Smith  of  South Toms River, struck a pole, snapping  it into two pieces . The accident was on Route 571, near the intersection of Fairfield Street.   Smith  was taken  to  Community  Medical  Center and  treated  for  head  and neck pain.

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