A South Amboy man is charged with DWI and assault by auto after striking another car in the Lakehurst Circle on Saturday January 5, around 6:00 am.

Police say Christopher J. Rand, 28, was heading in the wrong direction in his 2009 Volkswagen on Route 37 in the shoulder when he crashed into the other car.

Rand was found in his car up on the grass median and was found by police to be driving while under the influence of alcohol.

He was placed under arrest by Officer Robert Schroeck and transported to Lakehurst Police Headquarters for processing and charged with Assault by Auto (4th degree) and issued a summons for the charge.

Rand was also charged with Driving While Intoxicated and issued six motor vehicle summonses for Driving While Intoxicated, Reckless Driving, Failure to Maintain Lane, Failure to Exhibit Insurance, Unregistered Vehicle and Failure to Inspect.

He was processed and released pending a mandatory court appearance with the Ocean County Superior and Lakehurst Municipal Courts.

Officer Schroeck was assisted by the Manchester Police Department, Lakehurst Fire Department and the Lakehurst First Aid Squad.

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