Berkeley man was under the influence in two car collision, police say
A Berkeley Township man involved in a two car collision on Saturday night was under the influence of an intoxicating substance, police said, leading to his arrest.
The driver of vehicle 1 sustained multiple severe injuries in the accident near Double Trouble Road south of the Garden State Parkway entrance and was flown to Jersey Shore Medical Center.
There were two juvenile children in the vehicle that also sustained injury and were transported to the hospital.
The driver of vehicle 2 refused medical attention but police said he also appeared to be under the influence of an intoxicating substance.
As a result the driver, identified as 33-year old Robert Chelston of Berkeley Township, was placed under arrest and transported to police headquarters for processing.
Chelston was charged with Possession of Cocaine, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, Driving While Intoxicated, Reckless Driving and Possession of CDS while Operating a Vehicle.
The roadway was temporarily shut down for several hours. The accident remains under investigation.
Anyone with information is asked to contact Traffic Safety Officer Daniel Williams of the Berkeley Township Traffic Safety Bureau at 732-341-1132 extension 2125.
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