Drunk Driver Crashes In Toms River, Causing Power Outages

Shortly after 11:30 PM on Monday night, multiple police Toms River fire companies were dispatched to the intersection of Church and Silverton Roads for a reported traffic crash with a pole and wires down, as well as a wooded area nearby on fire.

The initial investigation revealed Deborah J Camiscoli-Spedick, 70 of Toms River, was traveling west on Church Road when she failed to negotiate a curve in the roadway and struck a utility pole. The pole cracked at the base which resulted in the power lines falling to the ground and subsequently causing three different sections of brush on the side of the roadway to catch fire.

Additionally, the damage to the pole caused multiple primary power lines in the area to fall to the ground leading to power outages in the area and multiple traffic signals to go out.

Members of Silverton EMS responded to the scene and attempted to render aid to Ms. Camiscoli-Spedick, but she refused medical attention. The vehicle was towed from the scene and Ms. Camiscoli-Spedick was arrested and charged with DUI. She was issued traffic citations for reckless driving and careless driving.

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