Police say on September 8, at approximately 1:55 am, Brick Township Police Officer Nicole Borden was assisting with an investigation of a motor vehicle accident on Rt. 70 westbound near Burnt Tavern Rd.
Officer Borden’s marked police cruiser was parked on the shoulder of Rt. 70 with its overhead lights activated. Officer Borden just got back into her vehicle when a white Mazda 3, driven by 46 year old Brick Township resident Tamara Bailey, failed to move over to the adjacent lane of travel and crashed into the police cruiser according to police.’
Officer Borden was transported to Ocean Medical Center and later released. Tamara Bailey was arrested and charged with DUI, Assault by Auto, DUI Refusal, Reckless Driving, Failure to Maintain Lane, and Move Over Law. Bailey was transported to the Ocean County Jail.
This incident occurred after the Brick Township Police Department along with other Ocean County Law Enforcement agencies spent Labor Day weekend targeting and educating the public on the “Move Over Law”, 39:4-92.2.
A Move Over Law video was also posted on Brick Township Police Department’s social media accounts.
Drivers should be reminded to Slow Down and Move Over when they see stopped Emergency and Service vehicles on the side of the road.