BARNEGAT POLICE REPORT: Call from Concerned Citizen Leads to DWI Arrest
Police report two driving while intoxicated arrests.
A 47-year-old Long Beach Township man has been arrested and charged with driving with intoxicated following an investigation at the Wawa on Route 9 in Barnegat Township.
On February 21st at 8:54 a.m., Ptl. James O'Hearn arrested Keith Carson after responding to the Wawa on Route 9 for a report of an intoxicated individual attempting to drive away from the location.
A concerned citizen called to report that Carson appeared to be stumbling while inside of the Wawa and was then seen fumbling to get the keys into the ignition of his vehicle.
O'Hearn responded to the area and was able to stop Carson's vehicle before he was able to leave the Wawa parking lot and enter traffic.
Carson's vehicle was impounded in accordance with John's law.
Carson was transported to Southern Ocean Medical Center for evaluation and treatment due to the level of his impairment.
He was treated and released from the hospital, at which time he was processed at Barnegat Police headquarters before being released with summonses for DWI and reckless driving
Also, on February 16 at 1:42 a.m., Ptl. Joseph Stanziano arrested Kirk Biddar, 45, of Barnegat for DWI after stopping Biddar's vehicle on Bayshore Drive for failing to maintain lane of travel.
Biddar's car was impounded in accordance with John's Law and he was processed and released after being issued summonses for driving while intoxicated, reckless driving, refusal to submit to breath test, and failure to maintain lane.