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Toxicology Results: Cop Had Drugs, Alcohol in His System at Time of Fatal Ocean Twp. Crash

By kcora on
Ocean Township

The Deal police captain killed in a single-car crash in Ocean Township last month had illegal narcotics, alcohol and prescription drugs in his system, according to toxicology results.

According to a toxicology report, Capt. Earl B. Alexander IV had a blood-alcohol concentration of 0.19 (more than twice the legal limit of alcohol) and stimulant drugs Ethylone, Butylone, Methylone, Dibutylone, Dimethylone, Fluoroamphetamine, Lexapro or Celexa ( a prescription antidepressant), Ambien ( a prescription sleep medication), amphetamine, such as Adderall or Dexedrine, which can be prescribed to treat attention deficit hyperactivity disorder or narcolepsy, and Diphenhydramine ( a chemical usually found in the over-the-counter antihistamine Benadryl).

On Jan. 2, officers responded to a motor vehicle crash on State Highway 71 southbound, north of Perrine Avenue this morning at approximately 12:33 a.m. The single car collision involved a 2007 Acura TSX that was operated by Earl B. Alexander 4th, 38 of Deal, NJ.

The preliminary investigation indicated that Alexander was traveling southbound on State Highway 71 approaching the intersection of Perrine Avenue, when he lost control of thevehicle. The car left the roadway, flipped on its side and struck a utility pole. Alexander, a Captain of the Deal Police Department, died from injuries sustained in the collision. According to police, either coming from or going to work when the crash occurred.

He left behind two children, a 6-year-old daughter and a 4-year-old son. He was not married but recently proposed to his fiancé.

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