Man Who Drove Into Police Officers Charged with Assault by Auto

TOMS RIVER-On December 30, 2014, complaints were signed against Jeffrey S. Carstens, 43, of Belmar, NJ, by OCPO Det. Michael Proto for two counts of Assault by Auto. The charges stem from the July 18, 2014, motor vehicle crash which injured Pine Beach Police Officers Robert King and Jesse Urban. On that night in July, the officers were conducting a traffic stop on Route 9 in Pine Beach Township when they were struck by Carstens’ vehicle.

As part of the continuing investigation, samples of Carstens’ blood were collected and analyzed which revealed that Carstens’ BAC exceeded the legal limit of 0.08%.

On Friday January 2, 2015, at approximately 10:30 am, Jeffrey S. Carstens was served his arrest summons at the Ocean County Prosecutor’s Office by OCPO Det. Michael Proto. Carstens was processed and released on a summons to appear in court at a later date

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