On Saturday January 5, 2019 at approximately 6:00 AM, Officer Robert Schroeck responded to the area of the Lakehurst Circle in Lakehurst, for a report of a motor vehicle accident. Upon his arrival, Officer Schroeck observed a 2009 Volkswagen that was driven by a male, identified as Christopher J. Rand, disabled on the grass median in the circle. An on scene investigation determined that Mr. Rand was traveling the wrong way on Route 37 in the shoulder of the roadway and struck another vehicle, causing injuries to that driver. The investigation also determined that Mr. Rand was operating his vehicle while under the influence of alcohol. Mr. Rand was placed under arrest by Officer Schroeck and transported to Lakehurst Police Headquarters for processing.
Mr. Rand was charged with Assault by Auto (4th degree) and issued a summons for the charge. Mr. Rand was also charged with Driving While Intoxicated and issued six motor vehicle summonses for Driving While Intoxicated, Reckless Driving, Failure to Maintain Lane, Failure to Exhibit Insurance, Unregistered Vehicle and Failure to Inspect. Mr. Rand was processed and released pending a mandatory court appearance with the Ocean County Superior and Lakehurst Municipal Courts.
Officer Schroeck was assisted by the Manchester Police Department, Lakehurst Fire Department and the Lakehurst First Aid Squad.