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Crash in Brick Township Leads to Drug, DUI Charges

Brick Township

A Brooklyn man was arrested on Tuesday morning following a motor vehicle crash.

According to police officials, on December 7 at 1:21 a.m., officers were dispatched to the area of Beacon and Round avenues for a report of a motor vehicle crash. The caller advised dispatch a residence had been struck by a vehicle. 

Police said that it was determined that the suspect vehicle had struck a fence, a residence, an above-ground pool and a parked car before coming to a rest at a second residence. 

The two residences did sustain structural damage and were inspected by the Township Building Department and Fire Department.

According to police, the driver Zhen Wang, 29, of Brooklyn, appeared to be delirious and acting erratically. Wang was believed to be under the influence of a controlled dangerous substance (CDS).

Police officials stated that Ptl Scott Smith and his K9 partner Echo responded to the scene. K9 Echo indicated on the vehicle, and Officer Smith located a bag containing approximately four ounces of Ketamine as well as drug paraphernalia. 

Wang was subsequently transported to Brick Police Headquarters for processing. 

According to police, Wang was charged with possession of CDS, Use or possession with the intent to use CDS and manufacturing, distributing, or dispensing CDS. 

Wang also received the following motor vehicle summonses: Careless driving, uninsured motorist, reckless driving, driving under the influence of liquor or drugs and failure to possess registration and operation of a motor vehicle while in possession of a narcotic. 

Wang was lodged in Ocean County Jail.