Toms River Woman Charged for DWI After Being Found Passed Out Behind Wheel At Wawa Parking Lot

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LACEY TOWNSHIP, NJ – A Toms River woman has been charged with DWI after Lacey police officers found her unresponsive in the driver’s seat of her car outside the local Wawa.

On Sunday, June 5, 2022, at 5:36 a.m., Officer Ricciardella responded to Wawa, 800 West Lacey Road, for a report of an unresponsive female in a vehicle.

“Upon arrival officers located a running vehicle with an unconscious female in the driver’s seat.  Officers made contact with the female driver, Heatherle Benson, 37, of Toms River,” Chief Michael DiBella said. ” At the conclusion of the investigation, Heather was placed under arrest for DWI.  Heather was also found to be in possession of CDS and drug paraphernalia.  Heather was transported to police headquarters where she was processed.”

 Heather was charged criminally on a summons for Use/Being under the Influence of CDS, Possession of CDS in an Improper Container and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia. Heather was also issued motor vehicle summonses for DWI, Reckless Driving, Unlicensed Driver, Driving While Suspended and Possession of CDS in a Motor Vehicle. She was released in accordance with John’s Law.