Lacey Woman Arrested After Found Intoxicated in Car in Library Parking Lot

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LACEY TOWNSHIP, NJ – Lacey police arrested a woman who was found by police in her car while intoxicated in the parking lot of the Lacey branch of the Ocean County Library.

According to Chief Michael DiBella, on Monday, May 23, 2022, at 3:12 p.m. Officer Emmett responded to the Ocean County Library, 10 East Lacey Road, for a report of a possible intoxicated driver. Upon arrival, Officer Emmett located the vehicle in the parking lot of the Library and conducted a motor vehicle stop.

DiBella said Officer Emmett made contact with the driver, Margaret Elsenback (57) of 1673 Woodland Road, and observed symptoms of alcohol impairment.  At the conclusion of the investigation, Margaret was arrested for DWI.  She was transported to police headquarters for processing.  Margaret was later issued summonses for DWI and Reckless Driving and released in accordance with John’s Law.