DUI Suspect hits two vehicles; flees scene

On Monday, April 17, 2017, at 9:10 p.m., Officers Martin Julian and Andrew Slota responded to the area of Beach Boulevard and Route 9 in Forked River, for a report of a hit and run motor vehicle crash. The caller reported the suspect vehicle fled the scene heading north on Route 9. The suspect vehicle then struck a second vehicle on Lakeside Drive South near Taylor Lane. The suspect vehicle was located on Elwood Street in Forked River. An investigation led to the arrest of 32-year-old John C. Molloy of Elwood Street in Forked River, for DUI. He was transported to Police Headquarters and processed. John Molloy was released after receiving traffic summonses for DUI, Reckless Driving (2 counts), Failure to Maintain Lane (2 counts), Failure to Report an Accident (2 counts), and Leaving the Scene of an Accident (2 counts). A passenger in the vehicle struck on Lakeside Drive South sustained minor injuries. The vehicle John Malloy was operating was impounded pursuant to John’s Law. The investigation continues and additional charges are pending.

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