Brick Woman Charged for DWI After Lakewood Crash, Spit on Cop

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LAKEWOOD, NJ – A Brick Township woman was charged with DWI after a crash in Lakewood. Later, while in police custody, officers said she spit at them.

According to police, on Wednesday. at approximately 1030 pm, officers were dispatched to the area of Brook Road and East County Line Road for a motor vehicle accident without injuries.

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“As a result of their investigation at the scene, Officers suspected one of the drivers of being under the influence. Tia Merrill, 25, from Brick, was arrested and charged with Driving while Intoxicated and Reckless Driving,” police said. “During the booking process its alleged that Merrill became uncooperative and refused to enter the holding cell.”

After being placed in the cell, it is alleged that Merrill spat on Officer Laird. Merrill was also charged with Obstruction and Agg Assault on a Police Officer.

The investigation was handled by Officers Laird, Cusanelli and Sgt. Marzocca.

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